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New Video Premiere: Astrobiology in the Field: Greenland

By SpaceRef Editor
November 19, 2021
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YouTube Video Premiere: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2PM Eastern time.
“The landscape in this environment is just… my mind has been blown being out here a couple of days… It’s kind of an other-worldly place.” Dr. Joel Hurowitz
Join us for the second installment of the NASA Astrobiology video documentary series: Astrobiology in the Field. This series aims to showcase the amazing analogue environments and the interesting field work being conducted all over the world by NASA scientists; work that directly informs NASA missions to understand and discover life in the Universe.
This episode follows an expedition led by Dr. Abigail Allwood from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory into the wilderness of Greenland to investigate claims of biosignatures, or signs of life, within rocks that are over 3.7 billion years old. Accompanying the team are members of Project OnSight, a virtual reality tool used by the NASA Mars mission teams to reconstruct 3D environments from Mars rover data. Follow the entire team as they investigate the remote field site and use state-of-the-art technology to ascertain whether life is present.
This episode will premiere on YouTube on Tuesday, November 23rd, at 2PM Eastern time, and will be available to watch on demand afterwards. For more information about the expedition, read the behind-the-scenes story of the making of this video by director Mike Toillion from the NASA Astrobiology program.
Subscribe to the NASA Astrobiology YouTube channel for more great series, including Ask an Astrobiologist, the Early Career Spotlight Series, Countdown to Mars, and more!

SpaceRef staff editor.