Science and Technology

Are Space Specks Aliens?

Posted on: Mon 9 Sep 2019

In 2020, both the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA are sending rovers to the surface of Mars to hunt for evidence of past life on the planet.

Current orbiting satellites have observed many places where water was present on the planet’s surface, and in its past, is believed to have featured the right conditions to have sustained life.

What will it mean for space exploration if we find signs of life on Mars?

Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis are joined by Andrew Tomkins, Geologist at Monash University to discuss the study that sparked these questions.

Produced by Zak Stuart

Image source: Wikimedia Commons


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