Edgy Stay on Mars

A group of six New Zealanders recently completed a two-week simulated mission at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Hanksville, Utah. The three men and three women of the KiwiMars team lived together in a two-story, 10-metre-wide “environment” with greenhouse and observatory to replicate the conditions of a mission to Mars. “When you get to such a place, everything is alien,” mission commander Haritina Mogosanu said. “People do get nervous, they get scared and a little bit on edge because they don’t know how to react. It’s like a survival camp.” The team included Mogasanu, Mike Bodnar, Annalea Beattie, Don Stewart, Ali Harley and Bruce Ngataierua.


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Maps Reveal New Details About Zealandia

Maps Reveal New Details About Zealandia

New Zealand’s research institute GNS Science has published two maps revealing new research about the underwater continent Zealandia, where dinosaurs once roamed – and is allowing the public to virtually explore…