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Scientists Reconstruct Half-Mile Tall Dust Devil Spotted on Mars

2 years agoOdd : Geekosystem

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.
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