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Erik Fischer sets up a Mars Atmospheric Chamber

Erik Fischer, AERO PhD Student and AOSS Researcher, sets up a Mars Atmospheric Chamber by running liquid nitrogen to cool down the chamber in the Space Research Building on June 18, 2014.

The chamber simulates the atmospheric conditions of Mars in hopes of producing water through the interaction of salt with the atmospheric conditions simulated by the chamber. The resulting research allows Astrobiologists to postulate about the potential of life on Mars.

Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing

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