Monday, November 28, 2011

The Search For Life

In the search for alien life, I guess it’s only fitting that our closest planetary neighbor, Mars, is the recipient of the world’s most ambitious mission to physically find life in outer space.

NASA had launched a 900kg robot named Curiosity, to the Red Planet to study if it is suitable for life. Supposed to land in August next year, the giant rover is equip with 10 sophisticated instruments to study the rocks, soils and atmosphere on the planet over a 2 year period.

Personally, I find the idea of such missions great. Even though most scientists believe that Mars do not have the capacity to support life, you never know how life could adept to their environment. Here’s hoping a safe landing for Curiosity!

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