The persistence of the Mars probe’s wind sensor is broken by the gravel

It turns out that Mars can be a very windy place.

It perseverance explorer It landed on the Red Planet in February 2021 carrying, among other instruments, a weather station dubbed Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyst (MEDA). The instrument includes two wind sensors that measure speed and direction, among many other sensors that provide weather measurements such as humidity, radiation and air temperature.

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