Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures incredible Martian storm

Dust storms create swirling designs on the Martian surface.

The HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took this incredible image of dust churned up by wind vortices, or dust devils, on the Martian surface.

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures incredible martian storm
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures incredible martian storm NASA, HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. Arizona)

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