(24 Feb 2022)

Last year, after NASA’s post about the similarity of Lake Salda to the Jezero crater on Mars, research projects on the similarity of the lake to Mars were started in June last year. The "Research and Development Project for Determining the Microbial Ecology of Lake Salda with Advanced Molecular Methods (Metabarcoding) and Mapping its Geomicrobiological Characteristics", initiated by the cooperation between the General Directorate for Protection of Natural Assets and ITU Faculty of Mines Department of Geological Engineering and Faculty of Civil Engineering Department of Environmental Engineering, has been completed.

Please visit the website for the details: https://haberler.itu.edu.tr/en/newsdetail/2022/02/24/the-project-by-itu-scientists-will-shed-light-on-the-trace-of-life-on-mars