Episode 27: Searching Iceland’s lava fields for life on Mars with Dr. Cable

Dr Morgan Cable comes back on the podcast to tell us about how she and a team of scientists searched a fresh lava field in Iceland to look for signs of life. They pretended to see the landscape like a rover would, so that the lessons they learned in Iceland could be applied to the search for life on Mars. Listen in for their surprising results, and to hear a bonus story about an adventurous search for a meteorite in Nevada. The project Dr. Cable worked on was inspired by the Nordic-NASA astrobiology summer school, which I also participated in.

Dr Morgan Cable comes back on the podcast to tell us about how she and a team of scientists searched a fresh lava field in Iceland to look for signs of life. They pretended to see the landscape like a rover would, so that the lessons they learned in Iceland could be applied to the search for life on Mars. Listen in for their surprising results, and to hear a bonus story about an adventurous search for a meteorite in Nevada.

The project Dr. Cable worked on was inspired by the Nordic-NASA astrobiology summer school, which I also participated in.