2 November 2008

Mars Art: Dust Devil Tracks

Posted by Ryan Anderson

In this scene, taken by the Mars Orbital Camera (MOC) on Mars Global Surveyor, dust devils have swirled and gyrated back and forth, lifting the bright dust off of the surface and leaving complicated dark-toned streaks. There are many more examples of this, including some where the dust devils have been caught in the act! I’m posting this as Mars Art because it looks for all the world to me like a Jackson Pollock painting. Here’s a photo of Pollock working on a painting as seen from above. See the resemblance?

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