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Space Photos of the Week: Martian Dust Is Perfect for Smoothing Out Those Wrinkles

A dust storm predicted for 2018 could change the face of the Red Planet.
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Martian dust storms could make life interesting for future astronauts

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NASA scientists have discovered that three powerful dust storms which occur each Martian year could pose a hazard to astronauts undertaking a mission to the Red Planet. The discovery also represents a rare opportunity for planetary ...

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