Clouds Over the Dunes

clouds over martian dunes
Clouds drift over Martian dunes. Credit: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University

Although the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter gets a lot of headlines, you could argue that the hardest working space robot at the Red Planet is Mars Odyssey, which has been keeping an eye on things and relaying messages from missions on the surface for a decade.

This shot captures a cloud front moving over a vast dune field in the northern polar region.

Sent by: Mars Odyssey | From: Mars | Released: September, 2010 | Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU | Image source

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