New Delhi: NASA on Saturday shared a mesmerising clip prove a pinning, columnar vortex of wind – also referred to as a “dust devil” – go across the Martian landscape. Think to be about five feet wide and 50 feet tall,While Stargazing on Mars interest rover spots dust devil. While Stargazing on Mars Curiosity rover spots dust devil. The whirlwind was spotted by one among interest rover’s navigation cameras on Wednesday. The space agency said in an Instagram post.
The short clip shows the dust plume passing through small hills just above interest’s present location on Mount Sharp, a peak within Gale Crater.
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“Mars is usually a really changing place, thanks to its atmosphere. the way it connects with the surface. Right now, it is the “windy season” within the region where our Interest rover is working. While Stargazing on Mars interest rover spots dust devil. On Aug. 9, one among the rover’s navigation cameras take. The c during this animation showing a spiral, columnar vortex of wind – also hint to as a “dust devil” – moving across the landscape.,” NASA said in an Instagram post
“This whirlwind appears to be passing through small hills just above interest’s present location on Mount Sharp. A peak within Wind Hole. The whirlwind is almost one-third to a half-mile (half-a-kilometer to a kilometer) away, and estimated to be about 16 feet (5 meters) wide. The dust plume go past the highest of the frame, so a particular height cannot be known, but it’s estimated to be a minimum of 164 feet (50 meters) tall,” it added.
The video has been viewed over 2 lakh times on Instagram in just 10 hours after it had been posted.
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