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Weather at Gale Crater

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MARCI weather report, February 4-10, 2019.

Dust storm activity was at a minimum across the tropics and southern highlands of Mars last week. Local storms were observed along the seasonal north polar cap edge, while the polar vortex showed a wave-2 type structure, typical this time … Continue reading

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Weather at Gale Crater

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MARCI weather report, Jan 28-Feb 3, 2019

Conditions across Mars were similar to that of the previous week. Dust hazes remained present over many southern hemisphere regions. Looking to the northern hemisphere, a couple of dust storms associated with the north polar hood were observed north of … Continue reading

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Weather at Gale Crater

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MARCI weather report, January 21-27, 2019

Elevated levels of atmospheric dust, remnants of a recently abated southern hemisphere regional storm, lingered over most of Mars this past week. At high southern latitudes, the perennial south polar ice cap had reached its minimum summer configuration. While in … Continue reading

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Weather at Gale Crater

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Opportunity: Over 600 recovery commands have been sent

NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report, January 25, 2019: Mars atmospheric opacity (tau) over the rover site is uncertain due to recent storm activity. No signal from Opportunity has been heard since Sol 5111 (June 10, 2018) during the historic … Continue reading

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Weather at Gale Crater

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