NASA Curiosity rover on the Red Planet prowl since August 2012 and assessing the habitability of Mars.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

 

Finding evidence for life on Mars has been a decades-long ambition of NASA. Billions of dollars has been spent with the Red Planet being wheeled over, poked, and probed as a result.

What are the limits of robot-performed “Curiosity science investigations” (CSI) on the Red Planet?

No doubt, Mars is holding its secrets tight – but in the event that the ongoing life detection work proves positive, what protocols are in place to confirm such a verdict?

Check out my new Space.com article that spotlights these and other issues.

Go to:

Life Detection on Mars: Are Red Planet Protocols in Place?

https://www.space.com/39650-mars-life-detection-protocols.html

 

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