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When Martian Storms Really Get Going, they Create Towers of Dust 80 Kilometers High

November 28, 2019

When a huge dust storm on Mars—like the one in 2018—reaches its full power, it can turn into…
Global Storms on Mars Launch Dust Towers Into the Sky

November 27, 2019

Dust storms are common on Mars. But every decade or so, something unpredictable happens: A series of runaway…
Martian Dust Could Help Explain Water Loss, Plus Other Learnings From Global Storm

May 3, 2019

Dust is not just a household nuisance; it’s a planetary one, particularly on Mars. Before astronauts visit the…
This is a Dust Devil… on Mars

February 20, 2019

We live in a time when our spacecraft orbiting Mars at an altitude of about 300 km. can…
NASA’s Record-Setting Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End

February 14, 2019

One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA’s Opportunity rover mission is at an…
Electricity in Martian dust storms helps to form perchlorates

October 25, 2018

The zip of electricity in Martian dust storms helps to form the huge amounts of perchlorate found in…
Update on Opportunity Rover after Martian Dust Storm

October 13, 2018

One month since increasing their commanding frequency, engineers have yet to hear from NASA’s Opportunity rover. NASA hasn’t…
Tiny Motor on Curiosity was one of the First Instruments to Notice the Global Martian Dust Storm

October 3, 2018

A tiny electric motor on the Curiosity rover played a role in identifying a global Martian dust storm.…
Titan Dust Storms Prove the Moon to be More Earth-like than Ever

September 28, 2018

Ever since the Cassini orbiter entered the Saturn system in July of 2004, scientists and the general public…
Opportunity Spotted as the Dust Storm Clears. Still No Word From Her Though

September 27, 2018

A new image produced by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has…
Opportunity Emerges in a Dusty Picture

September 26, 2018

NASA still hasn’t heard from the Opportunity rover, but at least we can see it again. A new…
As the Martian Dust Storm Subsides, There’s Still No Word From Opportunity

August 11, 2018

Martian dust storms are a pretty common occurrence, and generally happen whenever the southern hemisphere is experiencing summer.…
‘Storm Chasers’ on Mars Searching for Dusty Secrets

July 24, 2018

For scientists watching the Red Planet from data gathered by NASA’s orbiters, the past month has been a…
This Stunning Photo Shows the Martian Dust Storm as it was Just Getting Going

July 23, 2018

The weather patterns on Mars are rather fascinating, owing to their particular similarities and differences with those of…
Mars dust storm may lead to new weather discoveries

June 27, 2018

Mars is experiencing an estimated 15.8-million–square-mile dust storm, roughly the size of North and South America. This storm…
The Martian Dust Storm Has Covered the Entire Planet

June 26, 2018

Martian dust storms, which occur during the summer season in the planet’s southern hemisphere, can get pretty intense.…
Spike in Southwest dust storms driven by ocean changes

May 11, 2017

People living in the American Southwest have experienced a dramatic increase in windblown dust storms in the last…
Giant Middle East dust storm caused by a changing climate, not human conflict

January 15, 2017

In August 2015, a dust storm blanketed large areas of seven Middle East nations in a haze of…
Study Predicts Next Global Dust Storm on Mars

October 7, 2016

Global dust storms on Mars could soon become more predictable — which would be a boon for future…
Study: Climate Change Will Reduce the Amount of Saharan Dust in Atmosphere

March 23, 2016

Winds transport dust from the Sahara Desert around the world and influence weather and ecology as far away…
Research uncovers ‘horizon glow’ mystery of the moon

October 27, 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have uncovered answers to a mystery that has puzzled scientists for…
Researchers show ocean response to Red Dawn

September 18, 2015

The ‘Red Dawn’ dust storm which enveloped Sydney in 2009 left more than just a huge clean-up bill…
How Wind Sculpted Earth’s Largest Dust Deposit

September 2, 2015

A team of UA geoscientists figured out how China’s Loess Plateau, a dust deposit the size of the…
Dangers of desert dust: new diagnostic tool for valley fever

July 24, 2014

On July 5, 2011, a massive wall of dust blanketed Phoenix, creating an awesome spectacle – or stubborn…
Dust storms in Africa affect US and the Caribbean’s air quality

September 19, 2013

You might find it hard to believe that dust clouds from the African Sahara can travel thousands of…
African dust storms in our air

September 19, 2013

You might find it hard to believe that dust clouds from the African Sahara can travel thousands of…
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