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Expeditions Diaries
Series A  (Part 1-1)
Description: The "Ice Diary" series explores the adventures of a dedicated group of meteor hunters at the South Pole. During the season when the sun never sets, this expedition series follows their quest step-by-step, as they chase astrobiology's most precious stones: the Martian samples.
ENDURANCE  (Part 1-3)
Description: Researchers gathered last week in wintery Wisconsin to test a robotic probe under ice. Astrobiology Magazine´s Henry Bortman submits his final report on the probe´s progress in the field.
Iceland  (Part 1-2)
Description: Last June, a group of scientists visited Iceland, one of the most active volcanic places in the world. In some ways, Iceland resembles what the young Earth was like, so studying modern bacteria that colonize Iceland´s rocks may provide clues about early life.
Yungay  (Part 1-1)
Description: Astrobiology Magazine´s managing editor, Henry Bortman, is hanging out with a group of astrobiologists in the driest place on Earth, Chile´s Atacama Desert. Yungay, an abandoned mining settlement in the Atacama, was until recently thought to be completely devoid of life. But new evidence hints at the possibility that even here, where rainfall is an event that occurs once a decade, microbial life can eke out an existence.
Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater  (Part 1-4)
Description:  Travel with Aaron Gronstal on a drilling expedition in Chesapeake Bay, the site of a 35 million-year-old impact crater. This portion of his journal is the final part of a 4-part series.
The High Lakes 2005 expedition  (Part 1-5)
Description: Some of the highest lakes in the world can be found at the summits of volcanic mountains in the Andes, straddling the border between Chile and Bolivia. The High Lakes 2005 research team has just completed an expedition to explore two of those lakes. The lakes offer researchers an opportunity to study life in an extreme environment on Earth that in many ways mimic conditions on Mars. Expedition leader, Nathalie Cabrol, concludes her series of captain's logs.
The Ocean Food Web  (Part 1-2)
Description: Part two of the scientific expedition to the Gulf of Maine takes their journey to the nearly half-mile depth limit of a submersible.
Finding Nemo  (Part 1-10)
Description: This multipart chronicle follows this summer's voyage to discover new deep-sea species. The joint Australian and New Zealand expedition sought to catalog what has never been seen before: the ocean web of organisms that sustain themselves in some of our planet's most extreme environments.
The Atlantis Diaries  (Part 1-11)
Description: Diving near the North Atlantic ridge, a team of 24 scientists have begun exploring the deep, hot vents where the Earth's inner mantle meets the crust. Their spectacular world --discovered just two years ago--will be chronicled in their online journal account, the Atlantis Diaries.
Europa Diary  (Part 1-4)
Description: The Europa Focus Group, a collaboration of scientists who study Jupiter's ice-covered moon, met recently on Alaska's North Slope. By studying the unique terrain at the edge of the Arctic Ocean, they foreshadow future expeditions to search for life on Europa.
The Ice Diary  (Part 1-11)
Description: The Ice Diary series explores the adventures of a dedicated group of meteor hunters. The National Science Foundation, NASA and the Smithsonian collect and curate extraterrestrial samples scoured from the South Pole. The diary entries provide a personal tour of a recent expedition, with all the immediacy of being there.
Licancabur Expedition Journal  (Part 1-4)
Description: An international team of scientists has spent the past three weeks in the Andes mountains, climbing to 6,000 meters (19,700 feet) above sea level to find out what's living in the highest lake in the world. In this expedition, editor Henry Bortman talks with expedition leader Nathalie Cabrol about her team's accomplishments.
Islands of Life  (Part 1-5)
Description: The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is the driest place in the world, and an environment that resembles Mars in the ancient past. In his final report, Henry Bortman is brought up to speed on six years of extremophile research by expedition leader Jacek Wierzchos.
Pavilion Lake Research Project 2011  (Part 1-5)
Description: Astrobiology Magazine Field Research Editor Henry Bortman recently spent a week in British Columbia with scientists from the Pavilion Lake Research Project. In his fifth report he describes behind-the-scenes software that helps PLRP achieve its scientific goals.
Devon Island 2011  (Part 1-3)
Description: Astrobiology Magazine Field Research Editor Henry Bortman recently spent two weeks on Devon Island in the Canadian Arctic with the Haughton-Mars Project. One of the projects he observed was the testing of IceBreaker, a drill designed for a future mission to search of signs of life on Mars.
Expedition 31: Letters to Earth  (Part 1-25)
Description: As his mission comes to an end, Expedition 31 crew member, Don Pettit, reflects on the view of Earth and beyond from the International Space Station.
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