Dust Flies, Mars Scientists Give Chase

A truck carrying a few space junkies and a handful of grit-encrusted instruments lumbers across a hot, dry plateau. The wind picks up and a massive dust cloud looms in the distance. The size and severity of the ephemeral event is quickly measured, and the truck guns straight into the face of the dirt storm. It might not be a human science colony at Mars, but it certainly feels like it.