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PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE - To MARS with MER
Does the weather change on Mars?
The weather is something we definitely have to take into account when we put these rovers together. Our last landed mission saw temperatures of -70 degrees C to -10 degrees C. So that's about 0 degrees Fahrenheit at its warmest, so we have to make sure that our equipment can withstand these large temperature gradients that its going to see while it is on the surface.
Integration and Test Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory