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By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Space Studies Board, Committee on an Astrobiology Strategy for the Exploration of Mars

3 contemporary advancements have vastly elevated curiosity within the look for existence on Mars. the 1st is new information regarding the Martian atmosphere together with facts of a watery previous and the potential for atmospheric methane. the second one is the potential of microbial viability on Mars. ultimately, the imaginative and prescient for area Exploration initiative incorporated an particular directive to go looking for the proof of existence on Mars. those clinical and political advancements led NASA to request the NRC's information in formulating an up to date built-in astrobiology technique for Mars exploration. between different themes, this record provides a evaluate of present wisdom approximately attainable lifestyles on Mars; an astrobiological review of present Mars missions; a evaluate of Mars-mission planetary safeguard; and findings and proposals. The record notes that the best elevate in figuring out of Mars will come from the gathering and go back to Earth of a well-chosen suite of Martian floor fabrics.

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