A Month on ‘Mars’: A Kinder, Gentler Mars

We’ve had a change in the weather and another small taste of human stressors at the Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) on Devon Island in the Arctic.

When we got here it was sunny with temperatures in the 40s and 50s, and we got used to that. “Look at that landscape!” one of us would say. “How Martian!” another would add, and that was it. But it was Mars-like in the comfort of a one-Earth gravity environment, with a breathable atmosphere and ambient temperatures of around 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius).

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