Team Deployment to Idaho

The BASALT team will be in Idaho at Craters of the Moon (COTM) National Monument and Preserve from July 31-August 16, 2015. This is the first deployment for the team, and the focus will be on collecting foundational data for the project. These data will include hyperspectral imaging and a variety of in situ measurements to characterize the diversity of alteration products in the COTM region. Rock samples will also be collected for the BASALT biology team to begin microbial and organic geochemistry studies.