NASA ‘Well on its Way’ to Finding Alien Life With Mars Project
On various planets and places throughout the universe, it has said there might be the possibility that life could flourish. But now it says that it is getting close to actually detecting traces of life.
As the space agency said goodbye to the Opportunity rover – which helped show that Mars is more active and interesting than we might have suspected – administrator Jim Bridenstine said that Nasa would continue to search for such life.
And, he said, it wasn’t that long away from discovering it. Future missions should allow scientists to collect samples from the Martian surface and hopefully bring them back to Earth, allowing them to look through in the hope of finding “biosignatures” left behind by living things.
“We’re going to be able to look at samples and determine if there’s a biosignature in there,” Bridenstine said in comments first reported by Space.com. “The goal is to discover life on another world; that’s what we’re trying to achieve. And because of so many great people in this room, friends, we are well on our way to doing that.”
By Andrew Griffin, INDEPENDENT