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Could We Really All Be Martians?

30 Apr 2021, 17:51 UTC
Could We Really All Be Martians? ISRO/ISSDC /Emily Lakdawalla

In a new paper published in the journal Astrobiology, Alfonso Davila from the NASA Ames Research Center analyzes the likelihood that microbial life was transferred between Earth and Mars, and what that might mean for efforts to detect life on the Red Planet. The topic is especially timely as NASA’s Perseverance rover begins looking for fossil evidence in Jezero Crater and the European Space Agency prepares its Rosalind Franklin Mars rover for launch next year.

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