Current Location:
Shelf B7 -> Mars Speed Pack #3
Location Notes:
IDC; Mars Speed Pack #3

Weather Station Tools

Artwork
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
January 2015
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 5.5 in Width: 10 in
Note: Frame Dimensions: 16"x13"
Historical Context:
Martian weather and soil conditions measured by NASA’s Curiosity rover, together with a type of salt found in the Martian surface, could put liquid brine, or saline liquid, in the soil at night. Perchlorate, identified in Martian soil by the Mars Science Laboratory mission, can absorb water vapor from the atmosphere and lower its freezing temperature. This has been proposed for years to argue for the possible existence of transient liquid brines at higher latitudes on Mars.