Terrestrial analogues in the search for life on Mars
The study of planetary field analogues environments plays a crucial role in characterizing the physical and chemical boundaries within which life can exist on Earth and other planets. It is essential for the definition and assessment of the conditions of habitability on other planets, including the possibility for biosignature preservation and in situ testing of technologies for life detection.
I will present an overview of the recently studied field analogues in Africa that integrates previous literature with observations and results obtained from field surveys. In so doing, I will highlight the exceptional potential as a planetary field analogues of Djibouti sites and their role for future astrobiological and exploration programs.
Dr Barbara Cavalazzi, LE STUDIUM / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow