Posted on July 18, 2018 by Nadjejda
Hunting for Mars-like bacteria in a volcanic cave
A team of microbiologists, engineers and an astronaut partnered up during the latest Pangaea-X campaign to look for Mars-like life in a lava tube, and found more than 10 species – assisted by a smartphone. The results...
Posted on March 13, 2018 by Nadjejda
The bowels of Earth in 3D
As a child, Tommaso Santagata would have never imagined that he would test some of the newest and most innovative 3D-scanning technologies for future space exploration. Last year, he spent five days of intense mapping in Lanzarote,...
Posted on January 31, 2018 by Nadjejda
Digging into the surface
The Pangaea-X test campaign brought together geology, high-tech survey equipment and space exploration. On the island of Lanzarote, Spain, Pangaea-X run for five days in November 2017 and mobilised 50 people, four space agencies and 18 organisations. ...
Posted on November 20, 2017 by Nadjejda
The beauty of science
Here I am on a plane leaving the beautiful island of Lanzarote. Fields covered with majestic lava flows, volcanic cones peppering the landscape: some are dark black, others of different red tones, giving hints to their age,...
Posted on November 16, 2017 by Nadjejda
Learning to crawl on planetary bodies
Elapsed time: one year. In 2016 we took off on this extraordinary journey through European analogue environments, to learn first-hand from the best planetary field geologists how to crawl on planetary bodies in search for the best...