Astrobiology plays an important role in NASA's mission of scientific discovery.This mosaic of images from the Surface Stereo Imager camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows several trenches dug by Phoenix, plus a corner of the spacecraft's deck.Eric Smith (far right) addresses a class of secondary school students visiting the Earth Life Science Institute (ELSI).AbGradCon 2018 will be hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA from June 4-8, 2018. The deadline for applications is Feb 5, 2018.
Putting Together a Community Strategy To Search for Extraterrestrial LifeWhite papers to the National Academy of Sciences01/04
The Mars Water Story Gets Ever More InterestingHuge escarpments of quite pure water in the Southern Highlands of Mars02/04
Language and the Evolution Of Life Share Some SimilaritiesThe mutation of language over time03/04
AbGradCon 2018 - Applications OpenAbGradCon 2018 will be hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA from June 4-8, 2018. The deadline for applications is Feb 5, 2018.04/04
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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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