‘Dust devil frenzy’ on Mars carves out bizarre view

This “dust devil frenzy” left a mark on Mars.


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Sometimes, Mars looks like a familiar desert landscape. Other times, it reminds us it’s an alien planet. New images from the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter show the Red Planet in all its exotic glory.

One image in particular looks like a hairy creature stretching long legs across the surface on Mars. The color-composite image shows what ESA describes as a “dust devil frenzy.” In actual color, the streaks would look dark red. The wild pattern is likely the result of hundreds or thousands of small dust…

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