Audio Interview with Dr. Carol Stoker about MARTE and the Rio Tinto

Carol Stoker, NASA Ames Research Center Public Affairs Division

This site features links to broadcast quality audio files and transcripts from an interview with Dr. Carol Stoker about the Mars Analog Research and Technology Experiment (MARTE) which is to take place near the Rio Tinto in Spain. Interview topics include the MARTE expedition, the definition of an extremophile, the significance of the color and pH of Rio Tinto, equipment for the MARTE experiment, the possibility of a Mars drilling mission, and the resemblance of Rio Tinto geochemistry to that of Mars.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Audio, Animations/Video, Audio/Visual
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), Informal, High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: Acidic
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry