The image, which was taken on May 29 by the HiRISE camera of NASA's Mars reconnaissance orbiter (MRO) spacecraft, was recently released.
According to NASA's (NASA) image, the dust "explosion" shown above was caused by ice and rock rolling over cliffs more than 1600 feet high. NASA explains that every spring in this part of Mars, a pile of rocks bathed in the sun warms enough ice to make it unstable enough to cause an avalanche. The collapse of a large mixture of ice and rock raises dust, resulting in an explosion as shown in the image.
This is not the first time NASA has captured an avalanche on the Red Planet, but this image of dust is the clearest.
As early as October 2015, NASA shared images of avalanches in the middle of a huge rock cliff-unlike the latest images, when the avalanches (below) were white, as we are familiar with on Earth.