Mars Researchers Rendezvous on Remote Arctic Island
April 2, 2003
Devon Island is situated in an isolated part of Canada's Nunavut Territory, and is usually considered to be the largest uninhabited island in the world. However, each summer since 1999, researchers from NASA's Haughton-Mars Project and the Mars Society reside at this "polar desert" location to study the geologic and environmental characteristics of a site which is considered to be an excellent "Mars analog": a terrestrial location wherein specific conditions approximate environmental features reported on Mars.
Topics: Environment, Space, Mars, Space exploration, Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station, Haughton-Mars Project, Devon Island, Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Pascal Lee, Science and technology in Canada, Astronomy