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Software on the Fly
Topic: Moon to Mars
08/08/11
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.

When Earth's Two Moons Became One
Topic: Moon to Mars
08/08/11
The mountainous region on the far side of the Moon may be the remains of a collision with a smaller companion moon.

Diving in the Rain
Topic: Moon to Mars
08/01/11
Astrobiology Magazine Field Research Editor Henry Bortman recently spent a week in British Columbia with scientists from the Pavilion Lake Research Project. Scientist-pilots studied the microbialites in Kelly Lake in submersible vehicles and, as described in this report, scientist-scuba divers collected samples for lab analysis.

Volcanoes on the Far Side of the Moon
Topic: Moon to Mars
07/27/11
By analyzing new images of the far side of the Moon, researchers have identified a small volcanic province created by the upwelling of silicic magama.

Go Jump in a Lake
Topic: Moon to Mars
07/24/11
Astrobiology Magazine Field Research Editor Henry Bortman is spending the week in British Columbia with scientists from the Pavilion Lake Research Project. Their main scientific work involves the exploration of Kelly Lake with piloted submersible vehicles. But in his third report, Bortman describes a decidedly lower-tech activity.

Deliberate Delay
Topic: Moon to Mars
07/22/11
Astrobiology Magazine Field Research Editor Henry Bortman is spending the week in British Columbia with scientists exploring Kelly Lake in piloted submersible vehicles. This second report describes an experiment to simulate communications with human explorers on a near-Earth asteroid.

Off to a Rocky Start
Topic: Moon to Mars
07/21/11
Astrobiology Magazine Field Research Editor Henry Bortman is spending the week in British Columbia with scientists from the Pavilion Lake Research Project. They are using submersible vehicles to explore the "microbialite" structures that line the bottom of Kelly Lake. In his first report, Bortman describes some initial snags.

The Moon in 3-D
Topic: Moon to Mars
07/15/11
A second ARTEMIS satellite is set to enter orbit around the Moon this weekend. ARTEMIS will acquire a full 3-D view of the Moon's magnetic field and surface.

Mapping Microbialites
Topic: Moon to Mars
07/14/11
Microbialites, strange carbonate structures that line the bottom of Pavilion Lake in British Columbia, Canada, come in many shapes and sizes. No-one knows why. But scientists in the Pavilion Lake Research Project hope to learn more by studying nearby Kelly Lake and making some comparisons.

Wine and Weightlessness
Topic: Moon to Mars
07/03/11
Wine may hold a key ingredient to help astronauts cope with the negative effects of spaceflight.

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