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  • AMADEE-15 Mars analog mission Report Published

    September 11 2015

    In August 2015, the Austrian Space Forum (OEWF) and international partners conducted a two-week Mars simulation mission on a rock glacier in the Kaunertal, Austria (altitude 2887m). Directed by a Mission Support Center in...

  • Tough time for the bugs

    June 25 2015

    Yersinia strain collected from the Icelandic lake Granavatn is having some tough time at DLR Köln (Germany).  It is currently being tested for desiccation, radiation, pH and oxidising compounds tolerance....

  • MASE at AbSciCon 2015

    May 06 2015

    Six MASE-related presentations will be given at the Astrobiology Science Conference 2015 (Chicago, USA): Session: Habitability of Extraterrestrial Analog Environments III Stress Response of Anaerobic Microbes from Mars Analogue...

  • Third MASE sampling trip in Bavaria

    December 16 2014

    The third sampling trip in Bavaria Germany, held on held on 02 December 2014, was successful. The team took several samples from two cold sulfidic springs near Regensburg. The Sippenauer Moor is a marsh area in a protected...

  • Auf der Suche nach Leben auf dem Mars

    December 10 2014

    Am Islinger Mühlbach nehmen Wissenschaftler Proben von Mikroorganismen, die unter unwirtlichen Bedingungen überleben können. Full article

  • Is there life on Mars ?

    November 12 2014

    An international research group will search for possible Mars analogue biotopes- in the region of Regensburg, Bavaria (02 December 2014). Assessing life on Mars- if it ever was there- needs a basic knowledge of how life is...

  • MASE Grænavatn sampling field trip in Iceland

    October 10 2014

    The second sampling trip of MASE project took place on the 11th September 2014. This field trip was at Graenavatn Lake in Iceland. The lake is situated near a group of maar type explosion craters, probably over 6000 years old....

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