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Science In The Extremes S2 • E2

Clues to Life on Mars Could Be Found in the Driest Place on Earth

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Published on Mar 28, 2018

Dr. Jocelyne DiRuggiero travels to the Atacama Desert to break open rocks to study extremophiles.

Note: pictured at 1:56 is a relative humidity sensor. A spectrometer was used to measure the type of light inside the rocks. A spectrophotometer measures the intensity of light.

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