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Curiosity rover captures petrified sand dunes on Mars

Curiosity rover captures petrified sand dunes on Mars

 NASA's Curiosity rover has captured large-scale inclined bedding structures on Mars - characteristic of deposits that formed as sand dunes and then cemented into rock.

Dune-bashing thrills, belly-dancing and lots more in desert safari!

Dune-bashing thrills, belly-dancing and lots more in desert safari!

The thrill of sand-bashing in a 4x4 SUV (sports utility vehicle), going up and coming down on steep gradients on hill-like sand dunes, making the vehicle do skid stunts and much more - the desert safari in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is certainly not for the faint-hearted.

Titan's dunes move only under strong winds

Titan's dunes move only under strong winds

A new study has revealed that dune particles on Saturn's moon Titan move only under winds that blow stronger than scientists previously thought.

Researchers reveal how sand dunes are formed

Researchers after a four-year experiment have revealed how prevailing winds create sand dunes on Earth.

Dry ice smoke carves up dramatic sand dunes on Mars

The seasonal thawing of carbon dioxide ice near Mars` north pole carves grooves in the red planet`s sand dunes, new research has found.

Shifting sand dunes spotted on Mars

Images captured by NASA spacecraft showed that wind-blown sand dunes moving across the Martian surface.

Mars has winds powerful enough to shift sand dunes

Scientists believe Mars has winds powerful enough to move sand dunes on the planet’s surface around.