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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Rover is capable of finding Mars life

A report from says that an unmanned rover deployed in the dry Chilean desert has found signs of life, in an experiment to show that life can be found on Mars by using a robotic lander.

It was the first time a robotic rover has shown a capability to find life in an environment like the red planet. The experiment was designed to match conditions a rover would find on Mars as closely as possible.

The search for life on Mars is considered perhaps the most important reason for exploring the planet, and a life-detection capability means great potential for Mars exploration in the next generation.


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