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Monster dust devil seen by HiRISE
Stu
post Apr 5 2012, 04:35 PM
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Rather gorgeous new dust devil photographed by HiRISE, and it's a monster...

http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_026394_2160

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... from: http://cumbriansky.wordpress.com/2012/04/0...ther-dust-devil


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post Apr 5 2012, 11:35 PM
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Wow! blink.gif Imagine photographing that from a nearby (not too nearby!) lander. Would make some of Spirit's catches look like tiddlers indeed.

Hasn't there been some suggestion that the interiors of these things are highly electrified?

Which brings me to a question. What is the DD potential in the MSL landing ellipse? Not great I imagine, but maybe Im dead wrong!

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