Second Experiments in the Robotic Investigation of Life in the Atacama Desert of Chile

@inproceedings{Wettergreen2005SecondEI,
  title={Second Experiments in the Robotic Investigation of Life in the Atacama Desert of Chile},
  author={David Wettergreen and Nathalie Cabrol and Vijayakumar Baskaran and Francisco Calderon and Stuart Heys and Dominic Jonak and Allan L{\"u}ders and David A Pane and Trey Smith and James Teza and Paul Tompkins and Daniel M Villa and Chris Williams and Michael Wagner},
  year={2005}
}
The Atacama Desert of northern Chile may be the most lifeless place on Earth, yet microorganisms do survive in some areas. The distribution and diversity of life in the Atacama remains unexplored and is the focus of the Life in the Atacama project. To conduct this investigation, survey traverses across the desert with biologic and geologic instruments will allow us to create biogeographic maps. We accomplish these surveys with an autonomous astrobiology rover. In this paper we motivate the Life… CONTINUE READING
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