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Emily LakdawallaAugust 13, 2009

The latest from the 2009 Arctic Mars Analogue Svalbard Expedition

I've just posted five blog entries written by Adrienne Kish and Juan Rodriguez, participants in this year's Arctic Mars Analogue Svalbard Expedition (AMASE). This week has seen them begin field work in earnest, with lots of work on a project titled Searching for Life in Ice (SLIce); SLIce involves drilling ice cores from incredibly beautiful glacial locations. Rodriguez has contributed many gorgeous photos -- go take a look!

August 6: Athena (FIDO) rocks! (Kish)
ugust 8: Science in Ny-Alesund (Kish)
ugust 9: The Lance arrives (Kish)
ugust 11: Flying to Bockfjorden (Kish)
ugust 12: SLIce: Searching for signatures of life in ice (Rodriguez)

Drilling for core samples

Juan Diego Rodriguez

Drilling for core samples
Liane Benning and Jennifer Eigenbrode obtaining core samples in Friedrichbreen glacier, near Bockfjorden.

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