posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 06:27 PM
I wish folks would stop attributing everything to dust devils since we have little evidence for dust devils. What evidence we do have seems to amount
to images from space where there are wide tracks across the plains as the dust devil leaves a clear path behind itself, or video footage of the same
dust devils from the ground rovers.
However, on the ground, there is very little, if none at all, evidence for smaller micro-dust devils which could produce these results.
If you want to read a discussion on wind
there are people who suscribe to fast winds
but with very little force. Not even enough force to blow the 5mm 'blueberries' around, so it is unlikely that it has enough force to carve a track
in the sand like this on a one-time basis.
On the other hand amazingly, we have 'cleaning events' which apparently blow all of the dust from the rover's solar panels and leave them looking
It seems from that thread on dust above, that NASA and their followers can have both fast strong forceful winds which can get into and sweep clean
every nook and cranny of the rovers anatomy AND weak pathetic winds which cannot even pick up or move a 5mm blueberry spherule. I cannot quite figure
it all out, but then I am not a scientist or a believer in NASA. I just leave them to get on with it.