'Rio Tinto is Mars, on Earth'

This is the title of the Euronews report that was recorded a few weeks ago in Río Tinto (Huelva) and in the Astrobiology Center (CSIC-INTA). < p>
Throughout more than 8 minutes, the report shows the peculiar characteristics of Rio Tinto that make it so attractive to astrobiology. Ricardo Amils, CAB researcher, and Cristina Escudero, from the Autonomous University of Madrid, explain why this area of ​​Spain is considered one of the terrestrial analogues of Mars and why its study is so interesting for astrobiology.

In addition, Victor Parro, researcher also at the CAB, explains how to work with simulation cameras of the center and, in short, how the astrobiology studies are carried out from the laboratories.

On the other hand, the report features the participation of ESA scientist Mark Kidger, who tells us about the JUICE spacecraft, which will do an exploration of Callisto, Ganymede and Europa, three of the moons of Jupiter that are composed mainly of ice and that could have waves beneath its surface.

 

Fuente: Euronews

 

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