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Rover actives wind sensors

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NASA's Perseverance rover deploys wind sensor on Mars

https://www.space.com/perseverance-rover-mars-wind-sensor-video?utm_source=notification

NASA's Perseverance rover continues to get up to speed on the Red Planet.

Since Perseverance's picture-perfect landing on Feb. 18, the rover team has been methodically checking out its seven science instruments and various subsystems. For example, Perseverance just deployed its wind sensor, as before-and-after photos captured by the six-wheeled robot's navigation cameras show.

The wind sensor is part of Perseverance's weather station, which is called the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA). The instrument will monitor air temperature, humidity, radiation, dust and wind at Perseverance's landing site, the floor of Jezero Crater, a 28-mile-wide (45 kilometers) hole in the ground that harbored a deep lake and a river delta in the ancient past.

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