Monday, March 02, 2009

We're sending life to Mars.

Earth Critters Hitch Ride to Martian Moon and Back

No one knows if there is life on Mars, but if all goes well with a Russian science mission later this year, there will be life on the Martian moon Phobos -- for a short time anyway.

An assortment of critters and microbes are scheduled to make a round-trip journey to Phobos as passengers aboard a Russian spacecraft, scheduled to launch in October.

Given Russia's track record with Mars ventures, it's at least conceivable that the aforementioned "critters" will escape the confines of their craft and go native . . .

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