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Lava tubes in Hawaii could be a dress rehearsal for Mars colonies

6 Apr 2021, 15:00 UTC
Lava tubes in Hawaii could be a dress rehearsal for Mars colonies NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University

When humans build the first bases and habitats on other worlds, they'll confront dangers and challenges unlike any faced by the astronauts who went before them. To prepare for such challenges, scientists are descending deep underground into lava tubes in Hawaii that simulate conditions on rocky alien worlds. 

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