Thursday, July 26, 2007
Searching for Life, Mars and Beyond
JPL has posted a short video called "Looking for Life in All the Right Places." It talks about the soon-to-launch Phoenix mission as well as the next rover mission, the 2010 Mars Science Laboratory. These landers will have more sophisticated chemical analysis instruments that will allow them to look more deeply for water, organics, and life-suggestive minerals. The last section of the video discusses possibilities for life in other places, beyond the Earth and Mars.