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October 3, 2005 10:27 PM   Subscribe

Martian dust devils (gif movies) NASA’s Mars rover Spirit has caught a bevy of dust devils racing across the surface of Mars.
posted by dhruva (18 comments total)

 
Schweeeet! This is simply too fucking cool.
posted by fenriq at 10:33 PM on October 3, 2005


This one is pretty amazing really. I thought I saw Elvis in the last devil.
posted by fenriq at 10:35 PM on October 3, 2005


[this is good]
posted by wakko at 10:53 PM on October 3, 2005



posted by HTuttle at 11:39 PM on October 3, 2005


Oh yes, this is great! Brought to you by the same people who named the 10th planet Xena and her moon sidekick Gabrielle. I can't wait to go to the warrior princess planet for spring break.
posted by N8k99 at 11:40 PM on October 3, 2005


Martian dust devils? Bah! I know invading Venusian Geyser Demons when I see them!
posted by Wataki at 12:28 AM on October 4, 2005


That's fascinating.
So... dumb question... this means Mars has an atmosphere? I hadn't realised that.
posted by MinPin at 1:26 AM on October 4, 2005


It does. Much thinner than ours, and it's mostly CO2, but it is an atmosphere.
posted by ubersturm at 3:59 AM on October 4, 2005


nice, thx
posted by hypersloth at 4:03 AM on October 4, 2005


amazing, thank you
posted by yousoundhollow at 4:10 AM on October 4, 2005


There are devils on Mars? That explains the upcoming Crusade to the planet.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:15 AM on October 4, 2005


this is wonderful...


I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

posted by fluffycreature at 4:59 AM on October 4, 2005


So... dumb question... this means Mars has an atmosphere? I hadn't realised that.

I'm speechless. Or nearly so, anyway.

Oh yes, this is great! Brought to you by the same people who named the 10th planet Xena and her moon sidekick Gabrielle.

These, thank everlasting fuck, are merely temporary nicknames, apparently.

Also, the dust devils are very very cool. Thanks!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:03 AM on October 4, 2005


Thanks, awesome.
posted by OmieWise at 5:25 AM on October 4, 2005


Wow.
posted by soyjoy at 6:56 AM on October 4, 2005


That's just the best gallery of Martian dust devils, ever! Plus, Spirit is almost done taking pictures of the moons, and will soon be directed to look for shooting stars (bottom of article).
posted by steef at 11:02 AM on October 4, 2005


This is an excellent step towards explaining the obvious lack of trailer parks on Mars.
posted by CynicalKnight at 11:15 AM on October 4, 2005


See them tumbling down
Pledging their love to the ground
Lonely but free I'll be found
Drifting along with the tumbling tumble weed

...(just seemed appropriate, somehow).
posted by QuietDesperation at 6:27 PM on October 4, 2005


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