Mars Mission Experiment: Scientists Isolate Themselves in a Dome for a Year

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On a northern slope of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano, six scientists have isolated themselves from the rest of the world for a year.  They are attempting the longest Hawaii Space Exploration and Analogue Simulation (HI-SEAS) mission ever, spending 365 days cut off from Earth as if they were on Mars.  The idea is to test the psychological effects that come with the extended periods of isolation astronauts would have to endure in a Mars mission.

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