Martian Dust Devil

Dust Devil
Dust Devil on Mars
Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard the orbiting Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this dust devil image (above) on 16 February, 2012.

The dust devil is more than one half mile high and about thirty yards in diameter, and was located in the Amazonis Planitia region of northern Mars.

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