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(AP) Remote Utah Outpost Serves as Stand-In for Surface of Mars…

HANKSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Four people wearing space helmets and square backpacks emerge from a circular structure resembling a water tank and step onto a reddish, barren landscape…One hikes up a hill to take magnetic readings of the ground with a rectangular apparatus that looks like a large leveling tool. Another pushes a wheelbarrow equipped with sensors arrayed in a zig-zag pattern.

For a group of six Belgian college students, it’s just another simulated day on Mars.

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  1. He at the moment serves as the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at The University of Montana.

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