Searching for Life with Rovers: Exploration Methods and Science Results from the 2004 Field Campaign of the "Life in the Atacama" Project and Applications to Future Mars Missions

Nathalie A. Cabrol, David Wettergreen, William (Red) L. Whittaker, Edmond A. Grin, Jeffrey Moersch, Guillermo Chong Diaz, Charles Cockell, Peter Coppin, James M. Dohm, Gregory Fisher, Andrew N. Hock, Lucia Marinangeli, Edwin Minkley, G. G. Ori, Jennifer Piatek, Alan Waggoner, Kim Warren-Rhodes, Shmuel Weinstein, Michael Wyatt, Francisco Calderon, Stuart Heys, Dominic Jonak, Rolf Allan Luders, David Pane, Trey Smith, Kristen Stubbs, James Teza, Paul Tompkins, Daniel Villa, Chris Williams, Michael D. Wagner, Geb Thomas, and Justin Glasgow
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVI, March, 2005.


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Abstract
LITA develops and field tests a long-range automated rover and a science payload to search for microbial life in the Atacama. The Atacama? evolution provides a unique training ground for designing and testing exploration strategies and life detection methods for the search for life on Mars.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Field Robotics Center
Associated Project(s): Life in the Atacama

Text Reference
Nathalie A. Cabrol, David Wettergreen, William (Red) L. Whittaker, Edmond A. Grin, Jeffrey Moersch, Guillermo Chong Diaz, Charles Cockell, Peter Coppin, James M. Dohm, Gregory Fisher, Andrew N. Hock, Lucia Marinangeli, Edwin Minkley, G. G. Ori, Jennifer Piatek, Alan Waggoner, Kim Warren-Rhodes, Shmuel Weinstein, Michael Wyatt, Francisco Calderon, Stuart Heys, Dominic Jonak, Rolf Allan Luders, David Pane, Trey Smith, Kristen Stubbs, James Teza, Paul Tompkins, Daniel Villa, Chris Williams, Michael D. Wagner, Geb Thomas, and Justin Glasgow, "Searching for Life with Rovers: Exploration Methods and Science Results from the 2004 Field Campaign of the "Life in the Atacama" Project and Applications to Future Mars Missions," Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVI, March, 2005.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Wettergreen_2005_5244,
   author = "Nathalie A. Cabrol and David Wettergreen and William (Red) L. Whittaker and Edmond A. Grin and Jeffrey Moersch and Guillermo Chong Diaz and Charles Cockell and Peter Coppin and James M. Dohm and Gregory Fisher and Andrew N. Hock and Lucia Marinangeli and Edwin Minkley and G. G. Ori and Jennifer Piatek and Alan Waggoner and Kim Warren-Rhodes and Shmuel Weinstein and Michael Wyatt and Francisco Calderon and Stuart Heys and Dominic Jonak and Rolf Allan Luders and David Pane and Trey Smith and Kristen Stubbs and James Teza and Paul Tompkins and Daniel Villa and Chris Williams and Michael D Wagner and Geb Thomas and Justin Glasgow",
   title = "Searching for Life with Rovers: Exploration Methods and Science Results from the 2004 Field Campaign of the "Life in the Atacama" Project and Applications to Future Mars Missions",
   booktitle = "Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVI",
   month = "March",
   year = "2005",
}