Searching for life on Mars via Iceland by UCL Sound published on 2011/10/24 11:35:57 +0000 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. Further info: Audio-slideshow version: http://youtu.be/MSrCu_DLVtw Dr Claire Cousins: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ward/people/claire_cousins http://www.clairecousins.com Centre for Planetary Sciences: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cps UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at www.ucl.ac.uk.