The life and work of Dr. Nathalie Cabrol, Director of Research at the SETI Institute, has been featured in the New York Times Magazine. Dr. Cabrol has long been a member of the Astrobiology community, with support through elements of the Astrobiology Program including Astrobiology Science and Technology for Exploring Planets (ASTEP) and the NASA Astrobiology Institute.

Much of Cabrol’s work has focused on life in extreme environments on Earth, particularly in the Atacama desert and Altiplano of Chile. Her research also has wider implications for the study of habitability on Mars and other astrobiology targets in the Solar System. During her work in the field, Cabrol has tested equipment and technology to inform robotic exploration missions, including the NASA Nomad rover field experiment and the Planetary Lake Lander project.

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For more on Dr. Cabrol’s work, check out Issue #5 of the Astrobiology Graphic History: Astrobiology and the Earth

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