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Ethiopian Dankel and the Astrobiological Laboratory

Out Tour to the Danakil Depression, a contender for the hottest place on Earth has three aspects: geographical aspect, the Danakil Depression is the northern part of the Afar Triangle, a geological depression caused by the Afar Triple Junction;

Second aspect of our tour is the aspect of Australopithecus this is the place where the origin of today‚Äôs human Lucy was found by Donald Johanson and colleagues In 1974.  The will travel forward in time to meet our ancient human relatives as they spread into Europe and Asia.

Third focus of our tour is to deal with Planetary Science. The hot springs in the Danakil Depression are home to microorganisms called extremophiles, which as the name suggests live in extreme conditions. Microbes like this are of special interest to astrobiologists, as they could help to explain how extraterrestrial life could arise. 

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