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 ...

Nov 19, 2013 4.4 / 5 (17) 16 | with audio podcast

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.

Oct 15, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0