Tuesday, August 24, 2021

"What If There Was Life on Mars?", from Koranos

Mars exposed subsurface ice

 

Koranos channel, “What If There Was Life on Mars?”, Aug 2021

The animated film (8 min, Auf 2021) describes the mission of the Percy rover (from Perseverance, Feb 2021) and the difficulty of knowing that any fossils are not cross-contamination. The rover will explore an area called Jezero, which was a river delta billions of years ago.

The short film also looked at the work of Andrew Steele looking at a meteorite fragment that landed in Antarctica in 1996, bumped off the surface of Mars by a large impact asteroid. Were the structures they found contaminated?

Picture: Exposed subsurface ice on Mars, Wikipedia embed

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