Perseverance Mars rover wind sensor damaged by pebbles

Mars can be a terribly windy place, it turns out.

The Perseverance rover landed on the red planet in February 2021, carrying a weather station called the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA), among other instruments. This instrument includes two wind sensors that measure speed and direction, as well as several other sensors that provide weather metrics such as humidity, radiation, and air temperature.