ExoMars space orbiter witnesses 'dust devil frenzy' on Mars

CNET | 3/15/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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This "dust devil frenzy" left a mark on Mars.

Sometimes, Mars looks like a familiar desert landscape. Other times, it reminds us it's an alien planet. New images from the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter show the Red Planet in all its exotic glory.

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One image in particular looks like a hairy creature stretching long legs across the surface on Mars. The color-composite image shows what ESA describes as a "dust devil frenzy." In actual color, the streaks would look dark red. The wild pattern is likely the result of hundreds or thousands of small dust devils scouring the landscape.

The ExoMars Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (Cassis) also pulled off the tricky feat of snapping an image of NASA's InSight lander.

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The ExoMars spacecraft snapped a look at NASA's InSight lander on...
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