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Between Mars And Svalbard

Two groups of scientists from Portugal join forces on a quest to find out more about Mars. They study images sent back by spacecraft, showing terrains that look like huge jigsaw puzzles of polygons. Similar terrains are found on Earth all over the Arctic.

In this film we follow the team on a field campaign to Svalbard, in the summer of 2011. It is in northern Norway, up in the Arctic. The film provides a rare view behind the scenes of what it means to be a scientist today, and what drives people to research such exotic topics. It also presents cameos of what motivates young scientists to undertake such missions, the mix of challenge and scientific curiosity.

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Maarten Roos
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Portugal
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RTP2
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