NASA’s Global Surveyor Adds to Its Martian Photo Album NASA

A view of the red planet almost completely enveloped in dust storms is one of 15,251 newly released images from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor. These images bring the total number of snapshots taken by the spacecraft to more than 93,000. The latest images to be added to the online archive are from the first phase of the Mars Global Surveyor extended mission, which began February 1, 2001. Regions that were poorly covered during the primary mapping mission due to regional dust storms have now been captured.