It was late in the northern martian spring
when the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
this local denizen.
Tracking south and east (down and right)
across the flat, dust-covered
the core of the
whirling dust devil is about 30 meters in diameter.
Lofting dust into the thin
atmosphere, its plume
reaches more than 800 meters above the surface.