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Fraser
2007-Jul-20, 05:38 PM
That Martian dust storm I reported on a week ago has intensified, engulfing most of the planet. The Martian rovers currently crawling around the surface of the Red Planet will learn first hand what impact these kinds of storms can have on their operations. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/07/20/dust-storm-threatens-the-martian-rovers/)

Tom2Mars
2007-Jul-21, 04:31 AM
They park, they wait, then the dust storms abate, and the rovers will get going again.

thothicabob
2007-Jul-21, 07:51 AM
Hopefully...if they don't drain their batteries sooner! There's not even enough sunlight for Opportunity to recharge much, if at all. The other one's in slightly better shape...for now.

By the way, does anyone know what the surface conditions are like? I've tried briefly to get details like temp and windspeeds, but so far, no love there.

Any help?

thothicabob
2007-Jul-21, 07:56 AM
Hah! Found one...

http://astro.sci.uop.edu/~harlow/weather/mars.html


Also found a historical set of records from Pathfinder. Interesting - check it out here.

http://mars.sgi.com/ops/asimet.html

m1omg
2007-Jul-21, 11:21 AM
Hah! Found one...

http://astro.sci.uop.edu/~harlow/weather/mars.html


Also found a historical set of records from Pathfinder. Interesting - check it out here.

http://mars.sgi.com/ops/asimet.html

nice:)
only the 95 perc. humidity for Venus seems to be a bit odd...