Monday, August 19, 2013

Hawaiian volcano serves as make-believe red planet for Mars researchers

Nasa clears way for more studies after astronauts emerge from four months in geodesic dome on isolated Mauna Loa

Six astronauts emerged this week from four months spent living on Hawaii's isolated Mauna Loa volcano to simulate life on Mars, the latest elaborate make-believe staged in the name of science. 

The astronauts wrapped up the Hi-Seas mission on Tuesday, leaving behind the vegetation-free lava fields and the 1,000 square foot geodesic dome that served as their living and working space.

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