Israeli Scientists Simulate Life On Mars In Negev Desert


A team of six Israeli scientists completed a four-day experiment in the Negev desert in which they simulated a Mars habitation mission by recreating living conditions on the Red Planet.

Israel’s Science and Technology Ministry said that the researchers investigated satellite communications, the psychological effects of isolation, radiation measurements, and testing for signs of life in soil samples — all tasks which would be relevant to a future manned mission to Mars.

The four-day simulation was held in an isolated region of Israel’s southern Negev Desert, near the town of Mitzpe Ramon, where the reddish-orange geological formations, aridity, and desolation closely resemble the environment on Mars.

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