A team of researchers have identified a dust devil measuring 2 kilometers in height on the planet Mars. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Perseverance rover captured footage of the twister as it moved across the Martian terrain. The rover, designed for geological study, documented the lower portion of the dust devil while conducting an atmospheric investigation of the Jezero crater. The swirling phenomenon was observed traveling from east to west at a speed of 19 km/h (12 mph) along Thorofare Ridge on August 30th. Similar to those found on Earth, dust devils are created when warm air rises and mixes with cooler descending air columns.