Lucky NASA boffins have captured an image of a massive dust devil on Mars, much larger than it is on earth.
The photo of the enormous whirling dust storm was caught by NASA’s Opportunity rover as it trundled across the red planet’s Meridiani Planum, and it left scientists excited.
Dust Devil
“This is one of the best dust devils that we have seen in Meridiani Planum,” said lead investigator Ray Arvidson, “We are lucky to have captured this one in an image!”
Dust Devils form when hot air connects with wind sheer, producing a swirling mass of airborne grit, sand and dust.
Aerial View of a Dust Devil
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