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Scientists stage Mars mission in Israeli desert Scientists stage Mars mission in Israeli desert
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Participant Guy Ron said the project is half about research, half about building public interest Six participants lived in condition that attempted to recreate those on Mars
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<strong>Israeli researchers<a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-space-israel-mars/israeli-scientists-complete-mock-mars-mission-in-negev-desert-idUKKCN1G20T5"> finished an experiment</a> on Sunday where they simulated a Martian habitat in Negev desert, according to Israel’s Science and Technology Ministry.</strong> <strong>Israeli researchers<a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-space-israel-mars/israeli-scientists-complete-mock-mars-mission-in-negev-desert-idUKKCN1G20T5"> finished an experiment</a> on Sunday where they simulated a Martian habitat in Negev desert, according to Israel’s Science and Technology Ministry.</strong>
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Over a period of four days, six participants investigated conditions like the psychological affects of isolation and how to measure radiation. They also searched for signs of life in soil. The experiment was held near the remote town of Mitzpe Ramon, where the area's geology and aridity are similar to that of Mars, according to the ministry. Over a period of four days, six participants investigated conditions like the psychological affects of isolation and how to measure radiation. They also searched for signs of life in soil. The experiment was held near the remote town of Mitzpe Ramon, where the area's geology and aridity are similar to that of Mars, according to the ministry.
According to <a href="https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-rugged-negev-desert-israeli-scientists-plan-for-mission-to-mars/"><em>The Times of Israel</em></a>, the six participants ate food from capsules, lived in confined quarters, and wore spacesuits when venturing outdoors from their pod. According to <a href="https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-rugged-negev-desert-israeli-scientists-plan-for-mission-to-mars/"><em>The Times of Israel</em></a>, the six participants ate food from capsules, lived in confined quarters, and wore spacesuits when venturing outdoors from their pod.
The experiment was called the “D-Mars” project  The experiment was called the “D-Mars” project.
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