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Tristan Meyers, 12 Jan 2016, 4:24 AM UTC

Weather on Mars

Weather on Mars
In honour of the great David Bowie, here is a weather forecast for what 'Life on Mars' is like today. We have a beautiful winter Martian day ahead of us near Mt Sharp. Today is Sol 1221, or the 1221th day since Curiosity's touchdown. Maximum temperatures should top out in the balmy mid-negative-30s, so you can put away your jumpers (or thermal micrometeoroid garments)! It will be nice and sunny today as well, with UV-radiation reaching moderate levels today. As always, make sure to slip, slop and slap, since without any ozone in the atmosphere protecting you from UV rays, you may find your skin sizzling rather quickly. Sunset is at 5:35pm tonight, and make sure you are back in your living pod by then since it's going to be a brisk one. Temperatures will be nippy for this time of year, falling below negative 85 degrees overnight. Otherwise, there are no major dust storms are anywhere within sight, so happy exploring and stay hydrated.
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