Mars satellite captures an avalanche of activity

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While activity on the surface isn’t all that exciting, the avalanche isn’t the only interesting event captured by the satellite. This shot shows what is known as Dust Devils which are similar to tornados. They are caused by warm air rising from the planet’s surface and hitting the atmosphere which can grow to gargantuan heights; up to 9km. They are essential to maintaining Mars’ red sky and helping clean the planet after dust storms.

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