Elevating Universe

July 11, 2011

Check out this link to Astrobiology Magazine about a three-day excursion on the Atacama desert in Chile, considered to be the driest desert on Earth. This continuing 3-part series called Islands of Life highlights Field Research Editor Henry Bortman’s trip with researchers studying Mars and its potential habitability for life. Because the Atacama Desert’s climate resembles that of early Mars, studying life in this barren region may give scientists clues about what kind of life could have survived Mars’ early environment.

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