Mars storm photo: ‘something’s brewing here’ | September 30, 2014

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Regional dust storm activities over Mars' northern hemisphere - taken from Mars Orbiter.

Regional dust storm activities over Mars’ northern hemisphere – taken from Mars Orbiter.

India has published the first global view of Mars taken by the country’s spacecraft orbiting the red planet, and the image shows a dust storm brewing.

The image was taken from a distance of 74,500km, with greyish clouds near the top of the picture signalling the impending storm.

India has published the first global view of Mars taken by the country’s spacecraft orbiting the red planet, and the image shows a dust storm brewing.

The image was taken from a distance of 74,500km, with greyish clouds near the top of the picture signalling the impending storm.

Regional dust storm activities over Mars’ northern hemisphere – taken from Mars Orbiter from an altitude of 74,500km on September 28. Photo: Indian Space Organisation

“Something’s brewing here,” the Indian Space Research Organisation tweeted on the Mars Orbiter Mission account.

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