Pangaea instructor Matteo Massironi points towards a scarp that reveals where younger lava overlies a series of some of the oldest lava flows in Lanzarote.
The main focus of the Pangaea training session on the island is volcanism. Lessons emphasize types of lavas and volcanoes found across Earth, Mars and the Moon.
ESA’s Pangaea training course prepares astronauts and space engineers to identify planetary geological features for future missions to the Moon, Mars and asteroids.
Leading European planetary geologists share their insights into the geology of the Solar System.
Through Pangaea, Europe is developing operational concepts for surface missions where astronauts and robots work together, among themselves and with scientists and engineers on Earth, using the best field geology and planetary observation techniques.