Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada

Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada
Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada

Axel Heiberg Island is home to a unique perennial saline spring system with liquid water flows existing year-round, even as air temperatures drop below freezing. Scientists are studying these springs as an analog for Mars where liquid water could possible also exist despite cold air and ground temperatures. Researchers are also studying the unique microbiology of Axel Heiberg Island as well as the geologic history of the region.