We’ve seen our fair share of extreme weather here on Earth these past few years. Yet when it comes to temperatures at least, Mars is far more volatile, as seen in the latest weather report from NASA’s Curiosity rover.
The graph below shows the dramatic swing in air and ground temperatures on Mars Aug. 16-17.
Why so bitter cold? That’s what being 50% farther from the sun than Earth will do for you.
Soon, the Curiosity rover will be providing full Mars weather reports that look like this: