Is there life on Mars? Kiwi scientists join the hunt, NZ Herald, 13 March 2019

The New Zealand Herald reported on a research led by Director of the Division of Science and Professor of Science Stephen Pointing, which showed that a robotic rover can recover subsurface soil in the most Mars-like desert on Earth. Professor Pointing commented that “finding life or even traces of past life will address one of the greatest scientific questions of all time; whether life evolved on more than one planet”. The findings will aid the search for evidence of signs of life during future planned missions to Mars.


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