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MARCI weather report, December 3-9, 2018

Dust lifting events were slightly more abundant for the northern hemisphere of Mars this past week. Near the beginning of the week, dust storm activity observed over Tempe Terra dipped southward towards Chryse Planitia by the following sol. By mid-week, … Continue reading

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InSight: Listening to the wind on Mars

NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever “sounds” of Martian winds on the Red Planet. A media teleconference about these sounds … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, Nov 25-Dec 2, 2018

Transient local-scale dust storms brought about dusty conditions over northern Amazonis and southern Phlegra last week. Near the end of the week, dust activity spotted over Xanthe Terra, quickly subsided and pushed a cloud of dust southward to northeast Noachis. … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Windblown tailings from Highfield

Sol 2247, December 2, 2018. The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) took a photo of the Highfield drill hole and the tailings on the surface around the hole. The wind has scattered some of the tailings, and scientists are studying … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, November 19-25, 2018

Sporadic dust-lifting events continued over both hemispheres of the red planet last week. A few short-lived dust storms were observed along the north polar hood near eastern Acidalia, Alba Mons, and the Phlegra Montes. Amazonis Planitia also encountered a small … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, November 12-18, 2018

For the past week on Mars, dust storm activity was largely inactive — apart from some areas in the northern hemisphere. The low-lying plains of Acidalia, Amazonis, and Chryse each had a couple of transient local-scale dust storms over the … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, November 5-11, 2018

Across much of the red planet there was a lull in dust storm activity last week, which is typical for this time of season. Atmospherically thin dust hazes continued near the receding south polar ice cap as well as near … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, Oct 29-Nov 4, 2018

Dust activity across much of Mars was relatively uneventful towards the end of the week. Looking to the southern high-latitudes, some dust hazes were observed near the edge of the defrosting seasonal south polar ice cap. Arsia Mons, the southernmost … 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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MARCI weather report, October 8-14, 2018

Dust clouds and hazes continued along the seasonal south polar ice cap edge of Mars this past week. Dust storms were observed from Aonia Terra to northern Noachis Terra to northern Amazonis. The Amazonis storm was advected southwest over the … Continue reading

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