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

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

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

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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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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