NASA scientists study dust devils on Earth to help plan future Mars missions.
That’s why Louis Urtecho of NASA JPL and the California Institute of Technology is building the software required to detect dust-devil-induced pressure signatures automatically,” a press statement reveals.
Dust devils have revived and killed past NASA missions.
Dust devils on Mars could play a massive role in the Martian climate, and they can reach sizes of up to 1,600 meters in diameter, meaning they could potentially affect plans for building habitats on Mars.
In July last year, NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover used its Navigation Camera (M2020) to capture images of three dust devils in the vicinity of its landing site on the red planet’s ancient, dried-up lakebed, the Jezero Crater.
The photos, taken so close to the Perseverance rover’s landing site, show that, though the phenomena are difficult to predict and capture, they are not uncommon.
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