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Latest weather at Gale Crater and Elysium Planitia

Daily Elysium charts and data (temperature, wind speed, atmospheric pressure) here.

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MARCI weather report, February 11-17, 2019

Martian weather patterns were fairly typical for this time of season, this past week. Local-scale dust storms pushed eastward along the margins of the seasonal north polar cap. A couple of these storms pushed southward across Acidalia near the beginning … Continue reading

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Latest weather at Gale Crater and Elysium Planitia

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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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JPL public lecture: Red Planet Rovers and Insights

Get the scoop on the latest missions at Mars. This lecture will bring you up to speed on all things Mars, including: The biggest dust storm in a decade, rolling (and drilling) on “Vera Rubin Ridge,” a new rover under … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Update on recovery efforts

Updated at 4 p.m. PDT on Oct. 29, 2018: After a review of the progress of the listening campaign, NASA will continue its current strategy for attempting to make contact with the Opportunity rover for the foreseeable future. Winds could … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, October 15-21, 2018

At the beginning of the week, hazes and clouds of dust continued along the defrosting seasonal south polar ice cap edge. Looking to the low-latitudes, orographic water ice clouds were spotted above Arsia Mons, the southernmost shield volcano of the … Continue reading

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Weather update from Gale Crater

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Tiny motor on Curiosity detected onset of global dust storm at Gale Crater

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provided the earliest insights on May 30 when it observed an accumulation of dust in the atmosphere near Perseverance Valley, where NASA’s Opportunity rover is exploring. The increasingly hazy storm, the biggest since 2007, forced … Continue reading

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