NASA Captures Movements Of Dust Devil On Mars

NASA Captures Movements Of Dust Devil On Mars

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a video which projects ‘Dust Devil’ on Planet Mars for the first time.

2 days ago, that is on 13th September 2020, NASA has captured one of the rare videos and photos on Mars Planet. Curiosity Rover which is presently working on Mars has filmed the rare phenomenon on August 9, 2020. But NASA has publicised the video just two days back.

This video has gone viral on social media. The video released by NASA shows a 164 feet height dust plume travelling through small hills. However, the Curiosity Rover which was placed on Mount sharp which is located within the Gale Crater could not film the Dust devil movement completely.

The Dust Devil passed approximately a half-mile away from the rover’s location. The rover could not the complete dust storm movement as it disappeared on top of the Rover’s frame.

Here is the official posting of Dust Devil on Mars video



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NASA’s Curiosity Rover was exploring Gale Crater on Mars since 2012.  NASA in a statement said –

On August 9, one of the rover’s navigation cameras captured the frames in this animation showing a spinning, columnar vortex of wind – also known as a ‘dust devil’ -moving across the landscape,

NASA’s Reconnaissance Orbiter is a spacecraft designed to study the geology and climate of Mars (Red Planet). This has captured a massive whirlwind by its camera.

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There were many hopes on Red Planet for researchers as there might be any chances of human life. However, such phenomenons may cause obstacles in the plans for human establishment on the planet as these dust particles are dangerous. The Red Planet’s dry climate may lead to producing an electric field in the air as these whirlwind, dust particles when they come in close contact.

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