News tagged with planetary protection

The overprotection of Mars?

A recent commentary paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience argues that planetary protection policies and practices designed to guard solar system bodies from biological contamination from spacec ...

dateNov 19, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Migrating Microbes

With every spacecraft that leaves Earth, millions of microbes hitch a ride into space. As astrobiologists search for life in other worlds, preventing forward and back contamination remains a key priority.

dateOct 15, 2009 in Space Exploration
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