Europlanet TA1 Earth analogues

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TA1 Planetary Field Analogues will offer access to well-characterized terrestrial field sites that have been selected so as to provide the most realistic analogues of surfaces of Mars, Europa and Titan, to which planetary missions have either recently been directed or are planned. They include desert, permafrost, acidic environment and hydrothermal sources.

Those sites rank from the very acidic Rio Tinto (Spain) environment to the very cold Iceland icebergs, including Ibn Battuta Center in Morocco and, now, two new sites have been included to the list. Recent studies have been done in Danakil depression (Ethiopia) and Tírez lagoon system in Spain.

Scientific Contact:Felipe Gómez Gómez

Extremophiles Laboratory

Astrobiology Center – CAB (INTA-CSIC)

Carretera de Ajalvir,Km 4

Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid) Spain

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Phone 00 34 91 520 6461 Fax 00 34 91 520 1074

Local administrative contact: Carlos Carballar

Coordinación y Planes INTA


Phone 00 34 91 520 5688 Fax 00 34 91 520 1612


Europlanet 2020 RI has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654208”