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BG8.1/PS4.3

Planetary geobiological analogs for Mars and beyond: Field, lab and simulations (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Jessica Flahaut  | Co-Conveners: Angelo Pio Rossi , Barbara Cavalazzi , Monica Pondrelli , Giuliana Panieri 
PICO
 / Thu, 12 Apr, 10:30–12:00  / PICO spot A
Terrestrial analogues provide insights into geological and biological processes that may have occurred on other planets. For instance, Mars surface environments can be investigated by exploring both present-day and past terrestrial environments. Conditions representative of other extra-terrestrial environments, such as the subsurface ocean of Europa, can be investigated on Earth or through laboratory simulation and numerical experiments. At planetary analogue sites, geochemical and geomorphologic response to biological activity can be matched with recent in-situ investigations by landers and rovers. Integration of in-situ experiments and remote sensing of Solar System targets provides powerful comparative capabilities to analogue studies. Inputs bridging across Geobiology, Planetary Geology and Exobiology are welcome. Authors are in particular encouraged to submit contributions on:

- Planetary analogues to Mars, Icy Satellites and other relevant Solar System bodies
- Field and remote sensing studies on Earth and Mars
- Laboratory experiments on planetary analogue conditions