Planetary Protection

Planning Missions to Mars and Beyond

, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Margaret Race is a biologist and environmental ecologist who works with NASA and the SETI Institute.
Mars Ice

Possible Underground Lake Discovered on Mars

A new study published on the journal Science suggests that there may be a liquid water lake below the ice on Mars’ south pole.

What Are We Protecting Mars From — And Why Do We Bother?

, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mars, the small, cold fourth rock from the Sun, is being given serious consideration by 21st century explorers.
AAAS 2015 Annual Meeting

Should We Broadcast? And What If We Find Life in the Solar System?

Experts will be discussing the merits and concerns of so-called Active SETI as well as the societal implications of searching for life in the solar system during the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Scientist Interview - Margaret Race - Planetary Protector

Dr. Margaret Race is concerned with protecting the planets - not just Earth, but Mars and beyond.