Desert used to test feasibility of life on Mars

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GEOLOGIST Csilla Orgel collects rock samples for study at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah.

The station aims to investigate the feasibility of human exploration of Mars, using the Mars-like terrain of the American state’s desert to simulate the working conditions on the red planet. All outdoor exploration is done wearing simulated spacesuitsPicture: Jim Urquhart/Reuters