Dust Devils

NASA’s HiRISE Camera Recently Imaged a Martian Dust Devil. But Why Study Them?

NASA recently used its powerful High Resolution Imaging Experiment (HiRISE) camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to take a breathtaking…

11 months ago

Perseverance Heard a Dust Devil on Mars, and Now You Can Too

For years, we’ve seen images from various Mars rovers and landers of dust devils churning across the dusty landscape of…

1 year ago

Dust Devils and Strong Winds Produce the Constant Haze on Mars

Dust is an everyday feature on Mars and wreaks havoc on various pieces of equipment humans decide to send to…

2 years ago

Perseverance is Seeing A LOT of Dust Devils

While the Mars InSight lander is still waiting for a passing dust devil to clean off its solar panels, it…

2 years ago

Perseverance has Already Detected Over 300 Dust Devils and Vortices on Mars

Dust devils are generally used as a trope in media when the writers want to know that an area is…

3 years ago

A Single Dust Devil on Mars

Mars has a great combination of dust and wind. The result of that combination is often dust devils. The HiRISE…

3 years ago

NASA’s InSight Will Have Reduced Capability Until a Dust Devil Cleans off its Solar Panels

All eyes are on Mars this week, and, if we're being honest, NASA's InSight lander isn't the star of the…

3 years ago

Summer is Dust Devil Time on Mars

Just like Earth, Mars undergoes seasonal changes due to its axial tilt. And while summer heat on Mars can’t compare…

4 years ago

There Might Be Dust Devils On Titan Too

Saturn's moon Titan is alone among the Solar System's moons. It's the only one with any atmosphere to speak of.…

4 years ago

InSight has been Sensing Dust Devils Sweep Past its Landing Site

The InSight lander has been on the surface of Mars for about a year, and a half dozen papers were…

4 years ago