Researchers from the Centre of Space Physics (Boston University) are close to harnessing wind power on Mars.
Testing has been carried out at the Aarhus Wind Tunnel Simulator II (Aarhus University, Denmark) – to simulate the extreme conditions found on the red planet – the fourth planet from the sun.
For now, we can say for the first time and with certainty, that, yes, you can use wind power on Mars!
Christina Holstein-Rathlou, Center for Space Physics
This artist’s concept depicts NASA’s Phoenix lander without sunlight to power its solar arrays and was eventually covered by ice. Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech and University of Arizona