7 May 2008

Dust Devils at the Phoenix Landing Site

Posted by Ryan Anderson

It’s finals week in Cornell-land, so I apologize for the lack of posting. As always, I will sate your appetites with a picture. This time, it is an image from the context camera (CTX) on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, showing giant dust devils near the landing site for Phoenix. Coolness! Phoenix is landing on May 25 (only 18 days left!), and will probably be able to catch a glimpse of dust devils like these from the ground. Emily has more thoughts on this over at the Planetary Society blog.