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Perseverance Mars rover files 1st detailed weather report

Watch NASA's Perseverance scientists discuss first 18 months on Mars


Mars’ weather is proving to be turbulent and diverse over the Perseverance rover’s landing site in Jezero Crater.

NASA’s Perseverance rover is dotted with various weather sensors, collectively called the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA), which cover the rover’s neck and deck;  some are also housed in its interior. Scientists have now released MEDA’s weather report for the project’s first 250 sols (Martian days, which are each about 40 minutes longer than an Earth day), and the findings describe a surprisingly dynamic atmosphere near the Red Planet’s surface.

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