Astrobiology field research in mars analogue environments

B. H. Foing, L. Rodrigues, C. Stoker, P. Ehrenfreund, S. O.L. Direito, W. F.M. Röling, G. R. Davies, I. Rammos, T. Zhao, A. Mangeot, W. Pouters

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Abstract / Description of output

We deployed a suite of instruments and techniques relevant to habitability and astrobiology research in Mars analogue extreme environments (including sample collection, context imaging from remote via local to micro scale, drilling, spectrometers and Polymerase Chain Reaction PCR) and to help in the interpretation of Mars missions measurements from orbit (MEX, MRO) or from the surface (MER, MSL).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication63rd International Astronautical Congress 2012, IAC 2012
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2012
Event63rd International Astronautical Congress 2012, IAC 2012 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 1 Oct 20125 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
ISSN (Print)0074-1795


Conference63rd International Astronautical Congress 2012, IAC 2012

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Astrobiology
  • Earth-mars
  • Field analogue research
  • Habitability
  • Life detection
  • Organics


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