Mars Analog Field Work and Astrobiology
Received Date: Oct 03, 2013 / Accepted Date: Oct 03, 2013 / Published Date: Oct 07, 2013
Mars analog field work fuses the essentials of outreach in astrobiology: interesting science question together with exploration at exotic terrain under unusual conditions (like work in space suit or with tools planned for astronauts). Basic characteristics of such projects at desert, arctic and salty environments are listed, indicating those issues that could be used to implement such projects to the education and use in public outreach. As next Mars missions’ detectors will be regularly tested at, and astrobiologists will also collect samples at exotic terrains in the future too, it is strongly encouraged to use such activities in the public outreach of astrobiology.
Keywords: Mars; Earth analog; Field work
Citation: Kereszturi A (2013) Mars Analog Field Work and Astrobiology. Astrobiol Outreach 1: e102. Doi: 10.4172/2332-2519.1000e102
Copyright: © 2013 Kereszturi A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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