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Field Expeditions

Dale Andersen going into the icy water in Antarctica

Thanksgiving in Antarctica

Since late October, SETI Institute Senior Research Scientist Dale Andersen has been in the field in Antarctica.
Sunset in Antofagasta

How do we know how to search for life on Mars?

Recent headlines suggested that we may discover life on Mars soon. We don’t know whether or not that will happen, but the search is on. In  2020, there will be two landmark missions to Mars: NASA’s Mars 2020 and ESA’s ExoMars. Both efforts will search for signs of present or past life on Mars.
Day 9

Searching for Life on Earth to Find Life on Mars

The Atacama Desert in Chile is one of the driest places on Earth, receiving less than 2mm of rainfall per year. Its climate is one of the reasons the Atacama is similar to Mars, which makes it an ideal location to test tools and equipment for future Mars missions.
Dale Andersen and team with SETI Institute expedition flag

Updates from Dale Andersen in Antarctica

... and he will be locating, characterizing, and understanding environments where physical and chemical conditions approach or exceed the tolerances for life.
SETI Institute Flag at the Summit of Simba

Nathalie Cabrol and NAI Team Return from Field Expedition to Chile

Nathalie Cabrol, Director of the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, has just returned from a nearly month-long field expedition with the SETI Institute NAI team on its 2018 field expedition to the Andes.
star trail

Update from the SETI Institute NAI Team 2018 Expedition to the Andes

Update from the SETI Institute NAI Team 2018 Expedition to the Andes
NAI Team 2018 Gear

SETI Institute NAI Team 2018 Expedition to the Andes

To Boldly Go… I usually travel light. I am one of those people who hate checking luggage so I always have a small carry-on with me in the plane. There is an exception to that... and I think I can safely say that it makes up for the rest of the year. It’s expedition time!
Dale Andersen

Scientist Interview - Dale Andersen

As the American leader of a joint US/Soviet expedition to Antarctica, biologist Dale Andersen spent six months with a multinational, multicultural crew in this remote, hostile environment, carrying out research relevant to the search for life on Mars.
Nathalie Cabrol exploring in the Andes. Image credit: Nathalie Cabrol

Scientist Interview - Nathalie Cabrol

Nathalie Cabrol is a planetary scientist, an explorer, and a leader of research projects in astrobiology and extreme terrestrial environments, planetary missions, and robotics.