|The NASA Haughton-Mars Project|
This international interdisciplinary field research project is centered on the scientific study of the Haughton impact structure and surrounding terrain, Devon Island, High Arctic, viewed as a terrestrial analog for Mars. The rocky polar desert setting, geologic features and biological attributes of the site offer unique insights into the possible evolution of Mars - in particular the history of water and of past climates on Mars, the effects of impacts on Earth and on other planets, and the possibilities and limits of life in extreme environments. In parallel with its Science program, the NASA HMP supports an Exploration program aimed at developing new technologies, strategies, humans factors experience, and field-based operational know-how key to planning the future exploration of the Moon, Mars and other planets by robots and humans. The website offers photos, webcams and videos, as well as field reports and other publications.
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Copyright NASA Haughton-Mars Project 2003.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-103
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Principal Investigator: Pascal Lee
NASA Haughton-Mars Project
Contact: Marc Boucher