Latest RED PLANET Photo: NASA Robot Spots DEVIL on Mars

NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover has snapped some astonishing images and sent them back to ground control.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP Today


In one of the snaps, the machine has spotted a ‘devil’ forming in the distance.

No, it’s not Satan himself stopping for a break on Mars before he comes to rule our planet, but rather a dust devil.

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The image depicts the dust twirling in the wind in the distance behind the rover’s tracks.

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NASA has said that the Opportunity rover has found evidence of “ancient Martian environments where intermittently wet and habitable conditions existed”.

Much like here on Earth, dust devils occur when narrow spinning columns of air lift dust off the ground and can sometimes take them as high as the atmosphere.

Furthermore, what has really piqued the interest of NASA scientists is that the area which it was spotted in is believed to have underlying clays.

These could unravel secrets about the history of water on Mars as clay minerals are usually created through chemical processes involving water.

Weird findings on Mars

Weird findings on Mars

Weird findings on Mars

Weird findings on Mars

Weird findings on Mars

Weird findings on Mars

Weird findings on Mars

Weird findings on Mars

Weird findings on Mars