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NASA spots wild dust devil tracks on Mars that look like claw marks

NASA spots wild dust devil tracks on Mars that look like claw marks

It looks like some giant monster raked its clawed paws across the surface of Mars. An eye-opening set of images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter actually shows dark dust devil tracks against bright dunes.

Mars is dusty and windy, making it a prime location for dust devils. These localized whirlwinds can reach great heights. NASA spotted one in 2012 that was 12 miles (20 kilometers) high. They can also leave quite a mark on the landscape, as seen in the MRO views.

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