Getting to the summit of Mt. Erebus, an active volcano in Antarctica, is not an easy feat. Just ask Littleton space artist Michael Carroll.
Carroll says it took an airplane and two helicopter rides to reach his final destination.
Through the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Artists & Writers Program, he and a friend traveled to the summit to conduct research for a new book about volcanoes in space. The artist, whose work has appeared in magazines such as TIME, Scientific American and National Geographic, says the exotic and foreign environment of Antarctica gives an idea of what conditions might be like on another planet.
Carroll spoke with Colorado Matters host Nathan Heffel.