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Mars Institute HMP Research Station Astrobiology Update 21 July 2006

Status Report From: Mars Institute
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006

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Dr. Richard LÚveillÚ, Visiting Fellow in astrobiology at the Canadian Space Agency: It's a pleasure to be back for my second year at HMP - the landscapes, geology and biology in and around the Haughton Crater are truly amazing.

I am currently focusing on two main projects of importance to astrobiology. Astrobiology is the science of the origin, the evolution, the distribution and the future of life in the Universe.

By understanding life on Earth, especially in places like the Haughton Crater and Devon Island, we can learn about the diversity and resilience of life, which in turn helps us to explore for signs of life elsewhere (either past or present), such as on Mars.

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