Dust Devils Of Mars

The Christian Science Monitor has a little piece on NASA’s Energizer Bunnies, aka the Mars Rovers Spirt and Opportunity. For two years now, the redoubtable rovers have been wandering the surface of Mars, and while parts are wearing out, both machines are still going strong. It is amazing, and apparently a big part of their longevity are regular scourings by Martian dust devils which keep the solar panels clear of dusty buildup.

I love this picture of the Martian sunset at Gusev Crater. It’s on my desktop computer at work. The small resolution doesn’t do it justice, open up the medium sized image hyperlink to get an idea of how cool this photo really is…

Martian Sunset at Gusev Crater