back to article Curiosity latest: MARTIAN DUST DEVILS assail prowling robot rover

Dust-devil tornadoes have swirled around Mars rover Curiosity during its time on the planet's surface, its weather-watching instrument reports. The nuclear truck comes equipped with the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) that has spotted transient whirlwinds in the Gale Crater on Mars. Boffins have looked at REMS' …

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Mushroom

blast the devil with your laser canons!

that's what I would do if my nuclear tank was under attack...

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Anonymous Coward

Re: blast the devil with your laser, canons!

I didn't know that Catholic ministers were typically equipped with lasers these days...

Whatever next?

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Anonymous Coward

Re: blast the devil with your laser canons!

Laser cannons? Gee, all I every had was Rocket Launchers. And the BGF, of course.

(I loved the fundies getting excited about Doom - YOU ARE KILLING THE DEMONS YOU TWITS!)

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Coat

Surprised by mini-tornadoes in the *Gale* crater? Like, D'uh!

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Devil

"Dorothy" Gale to be exact

We're not in Kansas anymore Toto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Aiee!

Invisible Martian dust devils that go *the wrong way*???

Aiee!

Look to the skies! The cylinders are coming!

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Alien

What's that noise...?

Sounds like Ulla! Ulla!

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Facepalm

It's starting to get like the shuttle...

... You remember? After the tenth flight or so? When the novelty had worn off, and they were looking for experiments from nursery schools to take up in a vain attempt to 'reconnect with the public'?

Now we're expected to get excited about the winds in a crater being from a direction they didn't expect....

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Re: It's starting to get like the shuttle...

Do you think that this isn't with doing, or are you noting that some advances look trivial?

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