What on Earth Could Live on Mars?
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
This project explores the similarities and differences of climate between the Antarctic Dry Valleys and Mars. Specifically looking into possible locations where the cyanobacteria Chroococcidiopsis could survive. It goes on to explain the limitations of the knowledge around this cyanobacteria and the Martian climate. Following this the question is posed, if we can colonise Mars, should we? It then explores the reasons why we should/should not colonise space both as humans and with organisms we place there. This is presented via a video in combination with a referenced script and explanation.