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EXOGENEOUS NIACIN AND ZEAXANTHIN TREATMENT TO INCREASE THE STRESS TOLERANCE AND LIGHT ABSORBANCE CAPACITY OF MICROALGAE CHLORELLA VULGARIS UNDER AN ENGINEERED MARTIAN ENVIRONMENT

Biochemical Science and Bioengineering
Christopher Miranda

Grade:
10
Teacher:
Alfred Santos

"My research project focuses on helping microalgae grow within an engineered Martian atmosphere by providing it with Niacin and Zeaxanthin. I wanted to do this project because I have always wanted to know the possibilities of how humanity can explore further from earth into outer space. The topic of outer space has always interested me and I have always wanted to know more. I want to be an engineer helping in outer space exploration and this project is making me be one step closer to my goal. At the same time according to NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, it is planned to send the first human to Mars by 2033 therefore this project provides a new perspective on how humanity can survive Martian environment. "


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  1. This is a great idea for a project and its implications can be so important for future research!

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