One of the most fascinating aspects of Mars is its weather, which we're now in a great position to observe thanks to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRise camera. Back on February 16, the orbiter captured a remarkable image of dust devil spinning over the red surface of the planet. Now, scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have handily reconstructed the twister on their computers here on Earth, giving us a closer look at this remarkably phenomenon.
A towering dust devil reaching half a mile in height has been pictured swirling across the surface of Mars by Nasa. The Agency’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured the image with its High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiR... Read Post
The HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has already shown of its ability to photograph minute details of the Martian surface, even meteorlogical evens like dust devils and spring thaws. The HiRISE camera recently sp... Read Post