17 May 2015
In June, Dr Ian Hawes, from Christchurch’s Canterbury University will be part of a team working at the Pavilion Lake analogue site. He will be part of an international, collaborative science and exploration team investigating microbialites – rocks formed by microbes - and at the same time developing protocols for real-time management of science activities in missions to near earth asteroids (NEAs) and more distant objects. Microbially mediated rocks have a special place in astrobiology since on Earth they are the very earliest evidence of life, and on other planets where life began and then stopped they may be the only evidence left. It all starts on 20th June. Watch this space for more details!
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