Planetary Lake Lander Blog

November 28 2011

The Planetary Lake Lander (PLL) team, headed by PI Nathalie Cabrol of SETI, is studying the effects of melting glaciers on lakes in the Central Andes. The first goal of the research is to learn about the changes in Earth’s glacial lake ecosystems, but the findings will also be relevant to the study of life on Mars during comparable times in Mars history. In addition, PLL must be operated remotely with limited bandwidth and power; the technologies PLL matures to address these challenges will be relevant to future missions to the seas of Titan.

Two members of IRG are currently at Laguna Negra in Chile with the Planetary Lake Lander team. They’ll post more details about what they’re doing when they get back, but in the meantime you can follow their progress on the Planetary Lake Lander blog.

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  1. Ryan Smith

    This research is very interesting, it will be interesting to see their conclusions and the likelihood of microbial life on Mars.

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    That research could help a lot in future, I think. It’s good they have public blog.

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    This is beyond all measure of coolness. I would love it if nasa could get the budget to start full-scale Titan-condition simulations in the Arctic; building the kinds of habitats we may someday need for a manned mission to the edges of our solar system. Probably have to also think about building fusion power plants to keep everything warm…

  6. Pontes

    I really enjoyed reading this post, I always appreciate topics like this being discussed to us. Thanks for sharing. Very inportant info about the Central Andes and the earth.

  7. John

    Important and interesting research, looking forward to reading the results. I never knew Nasa did this kind of research.

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    I really enjoyed with this post. Thanks for sharing this awesome information.

  10. Ryan

    It will be very interesting to see the results of the PLL, I think that finding at least trace evidence that microbial life existed on Mars in the distant past is a given and any research that get us that step closer is worth watching. Keep up the good work guys!

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  12. Grace Sevilly

    Reading Captain’s Log is like reading a novel…. long and winding, with every sentence capturing my senses and making me feel as if I am there with them. The last Captain’s Log was a long read, but definitely worth every second of it. I hope they can find what this melting can cause to us humans and those who live around the area.

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    the melting of glaciers is a real problem! I hope that thanks to the researches of these companies are able to solve the problem ..

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  16. Peter H.

    I wonder how this will shape the future of space exploration. Specifically the exploration of mar’s ice caps.

  17. paula

    Good information is important seriously worry about the ugly reality that we are presenting and that the future is not lost, we still have chances of rescuing this wonderful planet we live on.

  18. Salman

    Effects of melting glaciers is very interesting topic thanks for giving a information.

  19. Shahid

    Great achievement in this mission.. I was having total update through mail but its good that you guys are posting here for general people..Its my love to learn about space ships. Thanks to Nasa and people.

  20. Darren Smith

    I think the work that NASA has done over the years is nothing short of brilliant. I am only gutted that by the time space travel is the norm and instead of people going to another country for a holiday they will be going to the moon/another planet I will no longer exist. Keep up this amazing work.

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    Very inportant info about the Central Andes and the earth.

  22. Rohmah

    Thank you for the information, nice blog.

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    Great information and a great mission. keep us updated as to the findings!

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    Thanks for sharing this awesome information!

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    I think a very important research for science and life on this planet. Learn more about the results of these studies is something of great interest especially for the surrounding towns that are the effect of these phenomena of glaciers and lakes. Often heard about this, and in this blog, we have the opportunity to learn more about the details of these studies of scientific interest .. Thanks for your efforts in the service of humanity.

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    Have you considered to develop a submarine robot that must be completely autonomous and check it out sending it down to the Vostok lake? It would be one of the more interesting explorations made in our entire history! Maybe it would be as interesting and worth doing as exploring Titan’s oceans, and besides, it is much more close to us.

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    Thank you for the information you provide. I really enjoyed reading this post, this research is very interesting, it will be interesting to see their conclusions

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    Damn I wish we’d stop spending money on studying mars and more on going to it already. I only have this one life!

  33. Seychelles Lover

    The topic of life on Mars is very fascinating, i hope NASA finds out more soon. 🙂

  34. Sohel Ahmed

    I think a very important research for science and life on this planet. Learn more about the results of these studies is something of great interest especially for the surrounding towns that are the effect of these phenomena of glaciers and lakes.

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    It’s amazing how the research environment for life on Mars have evolved. It seems that the training to try to reproduce the conditions of life on Mars is hard and that research will help us there in the future. On the other hand should also be noted that we do not know how climate change will affect the planet. Greetings Marta Márquez

  36. coolmath

    Very interesting I always wanted to know what It’s like on Mars.

  37. Pau-Papasan

    Great information, like and will follow progress on Planetary Lake Lander blog.!!!!

  38. Jimena

    I’ll be waiting for information from members of the GRI. Very interesting!

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