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Title Title
Scientists stage Mars mission in Israeli desert Scientists stage Mars mission in Israeli desert
Summary Summary
Six participants lived in conditions that attempted to recreate those on Mars Six participants lived in conditions that attempted to recreate those on Mars
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<p><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> <span style="font-weight: 400;">[contribute-c2a text="Please help us edit or expand this article" buttons="edit"]</span> 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. The Negev Desert is located east of the Sahara. It is arid receiving less than 25 Cm of rain per year. The desert itself has brown dusty rocky mountain with wadis (dry riverbeds that bloom during rains) and craters. This topography gives it a feel similar to that of Mars. 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. See the<a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/project/space/"><em> WikiTribune</em> space project</a> for more. <span style="font-weight: 400;">[contribute-c2a text="Discuss or suggest changes on TALK" buttons="talk"]</span></p>  <p><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> <span style="font-weight: 400">[contribute-c2a text="Please help us edit or expand this article" buttons="edit"]</span> 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. The Negev Desert is located east of the Sahara. It is arid receiving less than 25 Cm of rain per year. The desert itself has brown dusty rocky mountain with wadis (dry riverbeds that bloom during rains) and craters. This topography gives it a feel similar to that of Mars. 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.. See the<a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/project/space/"><em> WikiTribune</em> space project</a> for more. <span style="font-weight: 400">[contribute-c2a text="Discuss or suggest changes on TALK" buttons="talk"]</span></p>
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Culture, Israel, Physics, Science, Space, Technology, Space Culture, Israel, Physics, Science, Space, Technology, Space
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mars, mock space experiment mars, mock space experiment
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