Rocks moving on mars! (not solar related but cool!)

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Rocks moving on mars! (not solar related but cool!)

Post by TheSkyBurner » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:05 am

Nasa made an anouncement and released two photos of the mars rover site this morning..

Two photos were taken on Mars , one on Sept. 14 and the second image shows the same spot on Oct. 25.

I aligned the two images together, and animated them. You can clearly see rocks have moved by some mysterious force. Is the wind really that fast on mars? Was it mars-quakes? Pretty impressive to notice things moving on the surface of another planet!
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Post by Montana » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:15 am

Yes the dust storms can be quite bad as seen this year. Certainly the wind was enough to blow all the dust off the rovers and keep them alive for so long :) Nice animation of the shifting sand.

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Post by eroel » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:32 pm

Alexandra:
In Death Valley in the U.S.A. have seen the same phenomena.
"Google" moving desert rocks and there you can find how 600lbs rocks move across the desert.
Excuse the short message but I barely have Internet at the rural observatory.
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Post by TheSkyBurner » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:38 am

eroel wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:32 pm
Alexandra:
In Death Valley in the U.S.A. have seen the same phenomena.
"Google" moving desert rocks and there you can find how 600lbs rocks move across the desert.
Excuse the short message but I barely have Internet at the rural observatory.
Have a nice weekend,
Eric.
The natural wonders of the world are a very relaxing study. I love reading about these things, and have seen them pop up a few times, not just in the death valley but across the world. Some even on snow in the arctic, and the sands of the sahara.

I would like to believe there is some cool stuff similarily happening on the moon as well. When rocks pick up the heavy ionization and electrical fields of the sun. There could be large hovering boulder enveloped by a positive ion charged field

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Re: Rocks moving on mars! (not solar related but cool!)

Post by eroel » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:47 am

Apollo:
Yes, not just on Death Valley its a phenomena that takes place in the snow in the artic and in sand deserts.
It should happen also in some moons and planets.
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