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A dome where six researchers have been living for eight months in confinement is photographed in a crater on volcano Mauna Loa. The researchers are part of a NASA human performance study called HI-SEAS. Big Island, Hawaii.
The purpose of the mission is to monitor the psychological response of human beings in condition of isolation in an unearthly environment, in perspective of the launch of scientific trips to Mars involving the presence of human beings of the planet.
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