Wind? what wind? Theres no air on mars how can you have wind without air?
Mars has a very thin atmosphere, but thick enough for there to be winds and dust storms. As 'Drunkenparrot' mentioned above, Mars is well known for
having huge dust storms that can cover large areas of the planet. It is also known to have "dust devils", which are almost like tiny tornadoes (just
like "dust devils" seen on Earth).
Here is a link describing the dust devils that were photographed by the rover "Spirit" several years ago in Gusev Crater: Dust Devils at Gusev
Here is an article (with a video) of clouds near Mars' North Pole, taken by NASA's "Phoenix" lander. The video in this article is time-lapse (it has
been sped up): Martian Clouds Above the Phoenix lander
Here is a video of clouds moving in Mars' atmosphere, also taken by NASA's "Phoenix" lander (this video is also time-lapse, showing about ten minutes
of cloud movement in three seconds):
edit on 8/31/2012 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)
Looks like the head and maybe left shoulder of a doll half buried in the Martian wasteland. Anybody else see this as well?
edit on 9/1/2012 by this_is_who_we_are because: typo
Try using the NASA original image from the NASA/JPL website. The Gigapan is a mosaic made up of a bunch of images, plus, the gigspan website
compresses the image, which creates some loss in resolution.
The originals are all of the little images used to make the gigapan, and the one on the NASA/JPL website of that particular area does not have the
like going through it like the gigapan imagedoes. The NASA image looks to be a higher resolution/lower compression -- basically a better image (which
makes sense, considering it is the original):
[scroll over to see the area in question, bottom-edge-center of image]
Thank you for the link. The lines from the mosaic were bothering me. You know... not only does it look like a doll's head, it also looks like the
head of a small Terrier, or even a pile of rocks as well. Sometimes we see what we want to see. It is, of course, more than likely just a pile of
rocks though. But thanks again for a link to the original NASA photo.
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