#MarsWalk day 43, 234.6 km

A short distance week. The weather here on Earth hasn’t been good, and it’s left glare ice on many sidewalks. Sunday morning the temperature here — before wind chill — bottomed out at -23°F. @MarsWxReport on Twitter missed that day but reported high temperatures of -25°F a few days before and -20°F the day after. That’s at Gale Crater, (barely) in the southern hemisphere where it’s heading into winter. So depending on the timing, which I haven’t tried to work out, it could be the temperature up in the summer hemisphere near Viking 2 was at least briefly higher than that in Syracuse. (Probably not, though, is my guess.) Anyway, I think I can be forgiven for not doing much walking aside from between the car and the office, between the office and lunch venues, and up and down the driveway with a shovel.

We’re in a boring stretch of Mars. I don’t see any features nearby to speak of.


MarsWalk spreadsheet

MarsWalk kmz file (for Google Earth — View >> Explore >> Mars)

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