One of the papers published by academics from the Department of Planetary Science: Aeolian transport of viable microbial life across the Atacama Desert, Chile: Implications for Mars has received 2426 article downloads in 2019, placing it as one of the top 100 downloaded microbiology papers for Scientific Reports in 2019.
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This work and paper has been funded by the the Mohammed bin Rashid (MBR) Space Settlement Challenge of the Dubai Future Foundation within the project Investigation of transport of biomass and aerosols through the atmosphere in Mars analogues: implication for planetary protection during colonization and exploration, led by Professor María Paz Zorzano.
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