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Dust devils in Gale crater, sol 2215

Dust devils in Gale crater, sol 2215

NASA / JPL / fredk

Dust devils in Gale crater, sol 2215
Curiosity periodically looks across the Martian landscape at the horizon and takes a sequence of images in order to search for transient events that lift dust into the atmosphere. On sol 2215 (30 October 2018), it got lucky, catching several dust devils crossing the view. In this animation, the images have been processed to emphasize changes from the static landscape, making the hard-to-spot dust devil more visible. The animation covers a period of about 30 minutes.

More dust devils were spotted on sol 2230.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Fredk

Original image data dated on or about October 30, 2018

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