Wanted: winds

Wanted: winds
Wanted: winds “If we can just get some dust devils, some gusts of wind to come through and knock this stuff off the arrays, we should be good,” said MER Systems Engineer Michael Staab, who is also one of the mission’s flight director. Opportunity took this image of a Martian dust devil twisting through the valley below her perch high on Knudsen Ridge on March 31, 2016 with her navigation camera (Navcam). Some dust devils are mini-storms that can ‘grow’ a regional storm or even a planet-encircler; others just wind down and disappear; but most importantly, they often bring winds that can clear a dusty rover’s solar arrays. NASA / JPL-Caltech

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