Welcome To Mars
Santorini is not only a magnificent place. It is also a portal that will lead scientists closer to a successful manned mission to the mysterious planet Mars! One of the key elements in order for this mission to be effected is the in-depth study of the Martian rocks and their properties. This important research is facilitated by the study of certain Earth’s volcanic rocks that are similar to a Martian group of rocks. This kind of Earth rocks is called “Martian analog” and they are used in numerous scientific studies. Due to their geological uniqueness, the rocks of Santorini will be soon included in this list. We may not know when the first manned mission to Mars will be a reality. What we know is that when this happens it will mean that the mythical island of Santorini has contributed, in its way, in the conquest of space!