MASE - MARS analogues for space exploration project

Charles Cockell, Petra Rettberg, Christine Moissl-Eichinger, Pascale Ehrenfreund, Petra Schwendner, Kristina Beblo-Vranesevic, Euan Monaghan, Alexandra Perras, Frances Westall, Viggo Marteinsson, Pauline Vannier, Ricardo Amils, Felipe Gómez, Kevin Newsham, Nicolas Walter

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MASE is a collaborative, four-year research project supported by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). This project started in January 2014 and its main objectives are to perform experimental studies to investigate how selected anaerobic microorganisms collected from Mars analogue sites on Earth respond to stress and fossilization. In particular, combinations of stress, such as high radiation conditions combined with high salt and low temperature, will be investigated. As the project is gaining speed, it offers collaboration potentials for investigators in Europe and beyond.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
PublisherInternational Astronautical Federation, IAF
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781634399869
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event65th International Astronautical Congress 2014: Our World Needs Space, IAC 2014 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 29 Sept 20143 Oct 2014


Conference65th International Astronautical Congress 2014: Our World Needs Space, IAC 2014


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