Dust Devils' Powerful Updrafts Could Drive Mars Climate

Mars' atmosphere is often viewed as frigid and unchanging, but in studies of the red planet's aeolian processes, nothing could be further from the truth -- particularly where Martian dust devils are concerned. Continue reading →

Published On 12/22/2014
1:02 PM EST
Side by side comparison of the same region (nearly four years apart) of Nili Fossae as imaged by the HiRISE camera. The dark lines are dust devil tracks. | NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Ariz. (Edit by Discovery News/Ian O'Neill)