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Devilish source of dust in atmosphere of Earth and Mars
Description: Swirling columns of sand and dust, known as dust devils, are a feature of desert areas on Mars and on Earth. Now, a study of terrestrial dust devils has shown that around two thirds of the fine particles lifted by these vortices can remain suspended in the atmosphere and be transported around the globe. The findings have implications for the climate and weather of both planets and, potentially, human health here on Earth. [Source: Europlanet Outreach]
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Source: Europlanet Outreach
Publish Date: 9/18/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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