Wednesday, April 21, 2004

NASA Research: Dust devils on Mars might have high-voltage electric fields: "Scientists have found clues dust devils on Mars might have high-voltage electric fields, based on observations of their terrestrial counterpart. This research supports the vision for space exploration by helping to understand challenges the martian environment presents to explorers, both robotic and, eventually, human."

"'Complex tracks, generated by the large martian dust devils, are commonly found in many regions of Mars, and several dust devils have been photographed in the act of scouring the surface,' said MATADOR Principal Investigator Dr. Peter Smith of the University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz."

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