María Angeles Aguilera PLL Team Astro Biologist from the Centro de Astrobiologia in Madrid, Spain.

I asked Angeles how she explains her job to people who are new to the idea of building a Planetary Lake Lander designed to search for evidence of life off the earth. She responded that she explains that life here on earth can be found in extreme environments, for example very cold or hot, acidic, or suffering under extremes of UV radiation, and by studying those extremeophiles here on earth, we can better understand how to look for it off the earth.

In pursuit of these extremeophiles, Angeles has visited the Artic, The Kamchatka Peninsula, Peru, Iceland, and now Laguna Negra.

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