Friday, March 11, 2005

Dust Devil on Mars?

We have known for some time that dust devils (like mini tornados) ply there way across the plains of Mars from the images from orbiting spacecraft - see ref 1, ref 2, ref 3.

Now its possible that one of the Mars rovers, Spirit, may have snapped a couple of shots of a dust devil from its present vantage point on the Columbia Hills.

What do you think, dust devil or not?


Anonymous grizelda said...

I sure wouldn't call that a convincing image. The theory is interesting. Hopefully there will be more supporting data in the future.

2005-03-12, 4:42 p.m.  

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