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Spaceward Bound Arctic Expedition Images
10.06.08
 


Image of Axel Heiberg Island expedition member and NASA Ames scientist, Alberto Fairen Axel Heiberg Island expedition member and NASA Ames scientist, Alberto Fairen, climbs up a steep incline to gather samples of Iron-rich rocks to study them as analogs to rocks on Mars.
Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center / Chris McKay
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Image of the side of the White Glacier on Axel Heiberg Island The side of the White Glacier on Axel Heiberg Island. The black sediments indicate in the glacier are rocks and dirt carried down by the ice. Expedition members are interested in this area because they are able to map icy structures and study microbes that live in the permafrost.
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Image of science teacher at Valley View School Rob Palassou, a science teacher at Valley View School in Pleasanton, Calif., and NASA Spaceward Bound Arctic expedition member, gathers soil samples in the Canadian high Arctic on Axel Heiberg Island.
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Image of Tammy Morgan, a biology teacher at Lake Placid High School in Lake Placid, New York Tammy Morgan, a biology teacher at Lake Placid High School in Lake Placid, New York, and NASA Spaceward Bound Arctic expedition member, gathers soil samples in the Canadian high Arctic on Axel Heiberg Island.
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Image of members of the Canadian Space Agency and NASA Spaceward Bound Arctic Expedition Members of the Canadian Space Agency and NASA Spaceward Bound Arctic Expedition dot the landscape as they gather soil samples in the Canadian high Arctic on Axel Heiberg Island.
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Image a soil sample of quartz rock A soil sample of quartz rock colonized by cyanobacteria gathered during the NASA Spaceward Bound Canadian high Arctic science expedition on Axel Heiberg Island.
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Image of Axel Heiberg Island science expedition participants Axel Heiberg Island science expedition participants prepare to on-board a twin otter plane for a several-hundred-mile trip to the McGill Arctic Research Station at 79.4ÂșN in the Canadian high Arctic.
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