The observations of Martian dust devils are of great importance because they provide data on the wind direction and the interaction between the surface and the atmosphere.
The MRO HiRise camera team at the University of Arizona shared the fascinating photo on Monday.
The spacecraft took the picture in early October 2019.
Wilson estimated that the dust demon’s core was about 50 meters wide.
The long shadow of the whirlwind suggests that its plume reached the sky by more than 2,100 feet (650 meters).
You don’t want to land on Mars and see one of these monsters coming towards you.
In addition, NASA monitors wind cycles on the red planet in order to understand how they contribute to the formation of new mountains.
A wider view from the HiRise camera helps put the dust demon in perspective, as it casts its shadow over Amazonis Planitia, a wide region of plains.
High dust demons are a danger that humans on Mars may have to face someday.
Watch the video footage down below: