posted on Jul, 15 2005 @ 12:36 PM
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by Trudy E. Bell for NASA Science News
Huntsville AL (SPX) Jul 15, 2005
Ah, Martian summer! Finally, the days are long, just like on dear old Earth. And daytime highs rocket all the way up to a balmy 20°C (68°F) from the
summer nighttime low of -90°C (-130°F), meaning you and your fellow astronauts can warm up your machinery earlier to get a good start on mining
But those warm daytime temperatures also bring alive the Martian devils. Dust devils, that is.
You were caught in one just yesterday - and a devilishly terrifying experience it was. This was no little Arizona desert whirlwind, only a few tens of
meters high and a few meters across and past you in seconds.
And I thought tornado season in Kansas was bad! This is really fascinating reading. The first manned mission to mars better bring along their ruby
slippers, just in case.
Kenshiro, I thought of you when I found this as I thought it would be something you would find interesting. Hope everyone else does too.