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Mars Weather Report - Sol 2
05.29.08
 
Mars Weather Report - Sol 2



The weather at the Phoenix landing site on Sol 2 was sunny with moderate dust, with a high of - 30 degrees Celsius (-22 degrees Fahrenheit) and a low of -80 (-112 degrees Fahrenheit).

The Phoenix MET lidar took its first measurement around noon on Sol 2. Lidar data shows dust lofted up to a height of 3.5 kilometers (2 miles). The SSI camera measured an atmospheric optical depth of around 0.5. This corresponds to a fairly dusty atmosphere and appears to be a significant increase in dustiness compared to Sol 1.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Canadian Space Agency


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