August 4, 2003
The last of the HMP participants safely left base camp on Saturday morning. The base camp is now closed
until at least next spring. However science data collection is ongoing as the Arthur Clarke
Mars Greenhouse is now running autonomously. Data is being sent every two hours to Simon Fraser
University's PolyLab in Vancouver, BC. Various sensors deployed in and around the greenhouse
are sending data back to be analyzed by various scientists in Canada and the U.S. As well, a webcam
will at times be sending back daily images of conditions within the greenhouse and monitor
plant growth when commands are sent in the spring to beging growth.
An overview of our exciting field campaign will posted in the coming weeks along
with more reports and images.
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