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Astrobiology at altitude in Earth’s near space

An experiment designed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences — the Balloon-Borne Astrobiology Platform (CAS-BAP) — paves the way to conducting astrobiology research in Earth’s near space as a planetary analogue.

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Fig. 1: CAS-BAP flying in Earth’s near space.

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Lin, W., He, F., Zhang, W. et al. Astrobiology at altitude in Earth’s near space. Nat Astron 6, 289 (2022).

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