Three Dust Devils
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Three Dust Devils
ESP_025985_2160  Science Theme: Landscape Evolution
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There are three active dust devils in this image, but they aren't monsters like this picture.

Especially interesting is the stereo anaglyph with ESP_026051_2160, acquired just two weeks after this one.

Viewed with red-green glasses, the active dust devils seem to float above the surface. There are also some bright lines present in only the later image--those are the tracks of dust devils that passed through this region in the prior two weeks.

Written by: Alfred McEwen   (2 May 2012)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_026051_2160.

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