The Center for Astrobiology is present at the Fourth Scientific End of Madrid

10-05-13

In Madrid, during this next weekend, on 11 and 12 May, the Scientific End is celebrated. The Center for Astrobiology (CAB, CSIC-INTA), as in previous editions, will take this informative activity "Searching for Life in the Universe" to this Scientific End. The attending public will have the opportunity to learn about the scientific activity that takes place in the CAB. Not only can you discover what are the processes of cryomagmatism that occur in the icy moons of the Solar System such as Europe, Jupiter, Enceladus, Saturn, or Triton, in Neptune, you will also know what instruments are used to detect life on Mars or how meteorite impacts occur and what information can be obtained from your study. All this, in addition, with the active participation of the assistants, so that they will be able to carry out some of the experiments themselves.
But the Mobile Laboratory of the CAB will be the star of this activity. It consists of a fully equipped truck to study the different life forms that occur in extreme conditions: the so-called extremophiles. Using a medical simile, it is like a mobile ICU but focused on the detection of life forms in conditions similar to those of Mars. This mobile laboratory is the one used in the study campaigns carried out by the CAB in Rio Tinto, an area of ​​extremely acid waters in the province of Huelva, the best analogue of Mars that we have on Earth.

 

Fuente: UCC-CAB

 

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