EVA Report – January 30th

EVA # 15
Author: Clare Fletcher
Purpose of EVA: Attempt to find a photograph a site previously known as “White Mushroom Field” by Henrik Hargitai to note charge over time in the environment. Gain field spectral measurements of the mushrooms.
Start time: 1000
End time: 1200
Narrative: The site of these yardangs or “mushrooms” was very easy to find. There was a nice flat plain to drive the robot across and continue testing its mobility across the plain and some of the slopes. The site described as “White Mushroom Field” by Hargitai was also easy to find, and looked to be in reasonable condition compared to the 2006 photo taken by Jon Clarke. The "mushrooms" turned out not to be anhydrite, but just a white/grey mudstone. They also had concretions in them which was interesting. We attained a spectral signature for the "mushrooms" as well as other features in the landscape.
Destination: Field of yardangs near to Pooh’s Corner (to the West). Parking rovers at 518716, 4251064. Walking to 518598, 4251110. Co-ordinates to the site provided by Henrik Hargitai in a previous paper.
Coordinates (use UTM WGS 84): Parking rovers at 518716, 4251064. Walking to 518598, 4251110.
Participants: Steve Hobbs, Clare Fletcher, Alex Tobal
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Exit Hab via main airlock. Drive down driveway to Cow Dung Rd 0110. Drive North on Cow Dung Rd 0110 until straight between Marble Ritual and Pooh’s Corner. Walking within 200m of rovers.
Mode of travel: Driving and walking.

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