The wind sensor of the Perseverance Mars rover damaged by stones

The wind sensor of the Perseverance Mars rover damaged by stones

Mars can be a terribly windy place, it turns out.

The Perseverance rover landed on the red planet in February 2021 carrying, among other instruments, a weather station called the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA). This instrument includes two wind sensors that measure speed and direction, among several other sensors that provide meteorological measurements such as humidity, radiation and air temperature.

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