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Habitat dust contamination at a Mars analog

Brent J. Bos, Dave J. Scott and Stephen M. Metzger
Habitat dust contamination at a Mars analog (in Analogs for planetary exploration, W. Brent Garry (editor) and Jacob E. Bleacher (editor))
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (2011) 483: 137-155


After the high-radiation environment and the low gravity field on Mars, dust is arguably the next biggest environmental hazard facing a manned mission to Mars. The seriousness of this threat is still being studied with robotic missions. At its most benign, Martian dust the work undertaken were recorded to study their effects on dust contamination. We found that more than 50 g of dust and soil were transported into the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) during the 12 EVAs (extravehicular activities) that were measured. The largest amount of contamination from EVA activity was due to open-cockpit vehicle travel and depended strongly on the terrain over which the EVA was conducted. Based on first-order dust dynamics modeling, similar behaviors are expected on Mars.

ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 483
Title: Habitat dust contamination at a Mars analog
Title: Analogs for planetary exploration
Author(s): Bos, Brent J.Scott, Dave J.Metzger, Stephen M.
Author(s): Garry, W. Brenteditor
Author(s): Bleacher, Jacob E.editor
Affiliation: NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Affiliation: Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ, United States
Pages: 137-155
Published: 2011
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 28
Accession Number: 2012-041758
Categories: Extraterrestrial geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 3 tables, sketch maps
N38°24'23" - N38°24'23", W110°47'31" - W110°47'31"
Secondary Affiliation: NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA, United StatesNudge, CAN, CanadaPlanetary Science Institute, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 201222
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