This artist's concept appeared on the Feb. 23, 2017 cover of the journal Nature announcing that the nearby star TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cool dwarf, has seven Earth-sized planets orbiting it.Exoplanets 'Great Hall' (WFIRST)The 2019 Astrobiology Science Conference will be held in Seattle, Washington, from June 24-28th, 2019.Mary Beth Wilhelm of NASA Ames Research Center, wearing the white suit, tests samples obtained from an excavation pit in Chile’s Atacama Desert. On the right are Miriam Villadangos and Victor Parro of the Centro de Astrobiología.On our quest to find life beyond Earth, scientists first must have to ask themselves: what signs would be the most compelling evidence?
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NASA MISSIONSExploring the Red Planet

The rovers and spacecraft we’ve sent to Mars have found evidence the planet was warmer in the past, with lakes and rivers. Was there life there? Future exploration may find evidence for that as well.

The facts and figures —37%

The gravity on Mars is only 37 percent of Earth’s gravity. Not only could you leap three times higher on Mars, but this lower gravity is one reason why Olympus Mons became the biggest volcano in the solar system.

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