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

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

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