Watch a tornado on Mars

NASA captures Martian "Dust Devil" on camera


Today I learned that Mars has tornadoes just like on Earth. Didn't know that until I saw this video released by NASA (via the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's YouTube page), in which the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a "dust devil" on the planet's surface. The cool part is that NASA took the image and translated it into a three-dimensional computer image about what it would look like if you were viewing this from the planet's surface.

I don't think I want to live on Mars anymore.

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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