NASA researchers study 'Mars-like' WA salt lakes for information about extraterrestrial life

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Britney Schmidt hunts for clues about the universe in a West Australian salt lake. The NASA-funded researcher, formerly with the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, says the otherworldly landscape, with its pink-hued water and fringing trees, is no mere illusion; it is more like Mars than almost any other location on Earth. It could even help scientists detect extraterrestrial life on other planets. Joining Schmidt in that hunt is Taylor Plattner, a graduate student in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

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College of Sciences, EAS

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Environment
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College of Sciences, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, extraterrestrial life, Britney Schmidt, Taylor Plattner, West Australia, salt lakes, Lake Warden, Mars
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
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  • Created On: Aug 17, 2022 - 2:32pm
  • Last Updated: Aug 18, 2022 - 11:55am