Frasassi Cave1

Frasassi Cave1

Muammar Mansor explores Frasassi Cave.

Muammar Mansor, who conducted research on Italy’s Frasassi Cave while earning his doctorate at Penn State, analyzed gypsum found in the cave to detect the presence of microbes there. This blueprint for identifying life can be applied to other planets, Penn State researchers said.  

IMAGE: Zena Cardman