Mars - Viking 2 Orbiter

102riga.gif (2190 byte)

Dust storm in the Thaumasia region of Mars

mVo2_06.gif (86045 byte)

This Viking 2 Orbiter image shows a large dust storm over the Thaumasia region on Mars. This large disturbance soon grew into the first global dust storm observed by the Viking Orbiters. This image was taken at 9:00 local time near perihelion when heating of Mars is at a maximum. The image is at 1400 km across and north is at 1:00.

(Viking Orbiter 176B02)

linearazzo.gif (489 byte)
Return to Mars Viking 2 Orbiter Photo Gallery