UK Centre for Astrobiology

BASALT

Biologic Analogue Science Associated with Lava Terrains

BASALT is a NASA project that uses lava fields in Idaho and Hawaii as Mars analogues. The centre leads the biological science aspect of the project, which also includes scientists from across the USA, as well as engineers, operations specialists, astronauts and software designers all trying to understand the best way for humans to explore Mars.

More information on BASALT is available here.