Hawaii Tribune-Herald: NASA team scouting for Mars simulation sites

Scientists are scouting lava flow fields around Kilauea this week as part of a NASA-funded study that could help lay the groundwork for a manned mission to Mars.

A goal of the BASALT research project — which stands for Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains — is to develop the mission methods and protocols astronauts might one day use to extract rock samples from the Martian terrain and look for signs of microbial life.

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