Chances of finding life on Mars assessed by NASA
New Delhi : The head of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA) Jim Bridenstein assessed the chances of finding traces of life on Mars, also known as the Red planet.
According to a report by TASS, Bridenstein noted the traces of the existence of life on Mars have not yet been found, but the likelihood of this continues to grow. "The more we search, the more we learn that all the elements we think are necessary for life to exist are or have been on Mars in the past," he said.
He also showed confidence that with the equipment installed on Perseverance spacecraft, the researchers will be able to collect more precise data about the planet, in particular, collecting soil samples, as well as preparing for a manned expedition.
Bridenstein claimed that fastest way to achieve results for Mars is to achieve results on Moon, which is the natural satellite of our planet. The results obtained from Moon can be implemented on Mars. "The advantage of the Moon is that you can return from it in three days. If something bad happens, we can go home," he said.
In May 2020, NASA presented the Artemis Accords, which outlines the international rules for the development of the Moon and the extraction of minerals on its territory. Ten new principles outlined in the agreement now introduce the concept of “safe zones” around future lunar bases. In addition, NASA offers a public exchange of scientific data obtained, as well as registration of spacecraft on the Moon.