Dust devils — those updrafts of rotating air you see in parking lots or in the desert — have been studied by scientists since the mid-19th century. But this science has seen a resurgence since the 1970’s when we started sending spacecraft to mars, where dust devils have been found in abundance. We talk with a Boise State University professor who hopes to learn more about the devils on the red planet by looking closer at the phenomenon in the high desert of Eastern Oregon and Southern Idaho.
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