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Astrobiologist Dr Claire Cousins (UCL/Birkbeck Centre for Planetary Sciences) conducted her most recent fieldwork in Iceland. She formed part of a team who were surveying a remote field site that emulates the conditions on Mars millions of years ago. Dr Cousins is applying her field site research to the search for signs of ancient microbial life on Mars through contributing to the design of instruments on the ESA's ExoMars rover.
Audio-slideshow version: http://youtu.be/MSrCu_DLVtw
Dr Claire Cousins: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ward/people/claire_cousins
Centre for Planetary Sciences: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cps