‘Dust Devil of Mars’ is seen on Mars, how do tornadoes come without air?
Mars a mysterious planet
According to the information, so far the rover has taken pictures of more than 100 tornadoes from this mysterious planet, in which many dust tornadoes are seen running from one place to another. NASA scientists call these dust tornadoes the Dust Devils. Scientists wonder how these dust tornadoes form when there is no such thing as air on Mars. Because science says that it needs air to form a tornado.
Photos full of secrets being received from Mars
Scientists are getting more confused about Mars than scientists understand. Solving the complicated questions, many new questions arise again regarding the planet Mars. It is believed that Jezero Crater is a large source of Mars, from where most of the dust comes out. This photo was taken by the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer on board the Perseverance rover.
A sand tornado in the crater damaged two of the rover’s wind sensors
A sand tornado in the crater damaged two of the rover’s wind sensors. The team suspects that grains of sand have damaged the thin wires on the wind sensor. Every time we land on a new location on Mars, it’s an opportunity to better understand the planet’s weather, said author Claire Newman. We had a regional dust storm over us in January, but we’re still in the middle of dust season, so we’re likely to see more dust storms.
Prediction can be made about the storm in the coming time
The study, published in Science Advances, provides new inputs about the weather events observed by the rover in the first 216 days of Mars. Looking at these tornadoes, scientists believe that better understanding of dust processes on Mars can help in predicting dust storms on the planet in the coming times.
Understanding dust storms is essential
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Deputy Principal Investigator Manuel de la Torre Juarez has said that Jezero Crater could be one of the major sources of dust on Mars. The more we understand about dust storms and tornadoes, the easier it will be for future missions.
Three times the rover’s camera saw clouds of dust flying by
Three times the rover’s camera has seen clouds of dust fly by. These are scientifically called gust lifting events. In this the largest cloud of dust was 4 square kilometers in size. Scientists are trying to understand how dust in an atmosphere without air travels in the form of tornadoes, thunderstorms or clouds. Really! This is a world of mysteries, Mars, the more you understand.. the more confused you will be left….
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