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NASA's MRO Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured the "dust devil" on the red planet

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2019/8/15 10:02:24     readed:48

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MRO captured the original image in 2010, but the University of Arizona's HiRise team has produced a super-high-resolution, 8K version of the MRO image on Flickr. This provides a great opportunity for scientists and space fans to study the tiny details of the landscape.

The reduced main image shows a group of boulders on the Cerberus Fossae, a steep area where deep grooves are cut into the ground and landslides are common.

"It's quite certain that this is a dust devil," HiRise's team tweeted Tuesday. It resembles the serpentine "dust devil" found in MRO 2012. Tornadoes often occur on the Red Planet and are known to leave visible traces on the surface of Mars.

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NASA's MRO Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived on Mars in 2006 and has been sending incredible images ever since.

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