Remember a few weeks ago when astronomers spotted that "ghostly snake" of a twister creeping its way across the face of Mars? Well, the windstorm featured up top makes that other storm look like an adorable little dust-up.
On March 14th, NASA's powerful HiRISE camera spied this Martian dust devil winding its way over the Amazonis Planitia region in the Red Planet's northern hemisphere (the same part of Mars that it spotted the earlier dust devil). But unlike its smaller sibling, which stood a measly 800 meters tall, this storm had some serious altitude to it — twelve miles of altitude, to be exact. [Hi-res available here]