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MAVEN LPW Observes Dust in Mars’ Upper Atmosphere

This illustration—with the sun to the right—shows where the Langmuir Probe and Waves (LPW) instrument onboard the MAVEN spacecraft observes low altitude dust in Mars' upper atmosphere. The blue circle marks the altitude of 300 km. (Courtesy CU/LASP)

This illustration—with the sun to the right—shows where the Langmuir Probe and Waves (LPW) instrument onboard the MAVEN spacecraft observes low altitude dust in Mars’ upper atmosphere. The blue circle marks the altitude of 300 km. (Courtesy CU/LASP)