1. Curious About Life: Interview With Felipe Gómez

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    Felipe Gómez, of the Centro de Astrobiologia in Spain, is one of the scientists working with the REMS instrument on Curiosity to attempt to determine the habitability of the red planet. Credit: Copyright Dr Felipe Gómez/Europlanet RI

    In this interview, Felipe Gómez explains how the Rover Environmental Monitoring System (REMS) instrument on the Curiosity rover could help determine if the planet ever had the potential for life. Gómez, of the Centro de Astrobiologia in Spain, is a biochemist working with extreme environments on Earth and the development of automated tools for the identification of life. REMS is provided by the Spanish government and will monitor the daily weather on Mars to help determine habitability at the planet’s surface.

    Source: [astrobio.net]