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Life on Mars in Hawaiʻi          Brian Shiro             @brianshiro   University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa   UH NASA Astrobiolo...
Mars: Earth’s Neighbor                         2	  
2018?Missions to Mars                    3	  
Exploring Mars                 Curiosity Rover                               4	  
Life on Mars?       Martian meteorite ALH 84001   5	  
Water on Mars                credit: LANL   6	  
What is Permafrost?                      7	  
Permafrost on MarsPermafrost on Earth                      8	  
Permafrost could enable human          settlement.                                                    MarsOne    Provides ...
Permafrost microbes on Earth survive conditions similar to those on Mars            (Nicholson et al. 2013)   10	  
What’s an Analog?                    Mauna Kea                                11	  
Mauna Kea Summit Puʻu WekiuApollo	  astronauts	  Lovell	  and	  Haise	  training	  on	  Mauna	  Kea	  (credit:	  NASA)	   ...
It gets cold up there!February 2013                        13	  
Cold enough for glaciers in the pastMauna	  Kea	  was	  one	  of	  the	  few	  places	  in	  the	  tropics	  that	  was	  ...
And still has permafrost today                                 15	            (Woodcock 1974)
Summit craters offer shade                       Puʻu Makanaka                               16	  
And create microclimates that harbor  permafrost on north-facing walls                    Thermal Infrared Image of the Cr...
PISCES	     http://pisces.hilo.hawaii.edu/Robotic field tests in  2008, 2010, 2012.    Looking for subsurface water.      ...
HI-SEAS:Hawaii Space ExplorationAnalog & Simulation                           A crew of six will spend                    ...
Mahalo!       Brian Shirobrian.shiro@gmail.com      @brianshiro               Devon Island                (Canada)      20...
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"Life on Mars in Hawaii" at 2013 Ignite STEM Week Hawaii

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Presentation given on March 2, 2013 at the Ignite STEM Week Hawaii event held at the Imaginarium. Fast-paced Ignite format requires 20 auto-advancing slides for 15 seconds each for a 5-minute presentation. Video recording here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/29686064

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"Life on Mars in Hawaii" at 2013 Ignite STEM Week Hawaii

  1. 1. Life on Mars in Hawaiʻi Brian Shiro @brianshiro University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa UH NASA Astrobiology Institute
  2. 2. Mars: Earth’s Neighbor 2  
  3. 3. 2018?Missions to Mars 3  
  4. 4. Exploring Mars Curiosity Rover 4  
  5. 5. Life on Mars? Martian meteorite ALH 84001 5  
  6. 6. Water on Mars credit: LANL 6  
  7. 7. What is Permafrost? 7  
  8. 8. Permafrost on MarsPermafrost on Earth 8  
  9. 9. Permafrost could enable human settlement. MarsOne Provides drinking water, oxygen, rocket fuel. 9  
  10. 10. Permafrost microbes on Earth survive conditions similar to those on Mars (Nicholson et al. 2013) 10  
  11. 11. What’s an Analog? Mauna Kea 11  
  12. 12. Mauna Kea Summit Puʻu WekiuApollo  astronauts  Lovell  and  Haise  training  on  Mauna  Kea  (credit:  NASA)   12  
  13. 13. It gets cold up there!February 2013 13  
  14. 14. Cold enough for glaciers in the pastMauna  Kea  was  one  of  the  few  places  in  the  tropics  that  was  repeatedly  covered  by  glaciers  during  the  ice  ages.  (Anslow  et  al.  2010)   14  
  15. 15. And still has permafrost today 15   (Woodcock 1974)
  16. 16. Summit craters offer shade Puʻu Makanaka 16  
  17. 17. And create microclimates that harbor permafrost on north-facing walls Thermal Infrared Image of the Crater Wallelevation 4,200 m (13,800 ft) 17  
  18. 18. PISCES   http://pisces.hilo.hawaii.edu/Robotic field tests in 2008, 2010, 2012. Looking for subsurface water. 18  
  19. 19. HI-SEAS:Hawaii Space ExplorationAnalog & Simulation A crew of six will spend 120 days living and working here in 2013. http://hi-seas.org/ MDRS (Utah) 19  
  20. 20. Mahalo! Brian Shirobrian.shiro@gmail.com @brianshiro Devon Island (Canada) 20  

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