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    The first thing that many of us ask on our way to a new place is what the weather will be like - everyone wants constantly updated weather data to insure their comfort in a new environment. Space explorers need the same thing!

    Challenge Description:

    Develop an interesting representation of weather on Mars. The idea is to translate scientific weather data into a graphical representation for the layperson, similar to the way earth weather apps do the same. This can take multiple forms: an app, a physical object, or a visualization.

    Functional Specifications:

    1. Open to definition, but should represent accurate data.
    2. You can develop an app (android, iphone, or website) that shows real time weather data for Mars. This could be as simple as a static graphical representation or as complicated as an android widget that changes dynamically with the weather (a sun shines when it is clear, clouds form when a storm approaches, windmills which spin when the wind is blowing). 
      You can create physical objects such as a series of postcards, or a snow globe that gives a physical representation of live feed from objects in space.
    3. You can create graphics and visualizations that educate the viewer on weather patterns on Mars.
    4. The end result is up to you - be creative!


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