NASA Perseverance rover in Mars has spotted the first dust devil
New images came from Perseverance, the reconnaissance vehicle sent by the American Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to Mars. Continuing its shift to solve the mysteries of the Red Planet, the spacecraft has now captured its first dust demon.
NASA employees noticed the dust demon while examining the footage captured in the vehicle Jezero Crater. The space agency has released images of natural phenomena that can occur both on the Red Planet and on Earth. However, NASA has not yet shared any information about the size and speed of the dust devil recorded for the first time.
What is dust devil?
The tiny whirlwinds that occur on the planet’s surface are called the dust devil. Unlike other more common whirlwinds, the dust demon is formed from the ground up rather than down from the clouds.
Reviewing Mars for a month
The Mars rover Perseverance, which set out on July 30, 2020, landed on the Red Planet on February 18, 2021. Home to 20 cameras, a rock drill to collect samples, a robotic hand and a mini helicopter, Perseverance is considered the most advanced vehicle ever sent to Mars.