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- Meet at 8pm in the nOUbie Centre.
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- Brief introduction to the search for life on Mars.
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- Question 1 - 20 minutes - Is life likely to exist/have existed on Mars and what were it's origins?
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- Question 2 - 20 minutes - What are the implications of finding life or evidence of past life on Mars?
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- Question 3 - 20 minutes - If life where found to be present now, should we abandon plans to colonise or terraform Mars?
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- Short discussion on future events.
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- Trip to Mars at the ISM Spaceport.
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Revision as of 11:18, 5 August 2008

"Life on Mars": 6 August 2008: 8.00pm BST
Details Participants

Date: 6 August 2008
Time: 8.00pm BST
Venue: Open Life Teaching Space (Up the stairs and into the nOUblie centre)
Organiser: Becka Finesmith


Overview:

Is there a chance that life exists or has ever existed on Mars? Can we justify missions to Mars to find out, considering other pressing issues for Humanity closer to home? What are the implications of a possible "sample return mission" if we do find life?

Any other information:

Question : will we include a trip to Mars at the ISM? - Martin Pattle

Answer  : Yes. The final part of the discussion will be a trip to the Surface of Mars at the ISM. There you can get some information about some of the surface science missions.


Links:

Phoenix - Although not a mission to answer the question about life on Mars, it will provide some details about the potential for conditions to be right to support life.

If you are signed up with Twitter you can sign up for tweets from MarsPhoenix and get the latest news from Mars.

Sample return wiki - Some background on sample return missions.

Why do we explore space?

Science Discussion Group
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Notes from the event

Outline of the evening

- Meet at 8pm in the nOUbie Centre.

- Brief introduction to the search for life on Mars.

- Question 1 - 20 minutes - Is life likely to exist/have existed on Mars and what were it's origins?

- Question 2 - 20 minutes - What are the implications of finding life or evidence of past life on Mars?

- Question 3 - 20 minutes - If life where found to be present now, should we abandon plans to colonise or terraform Mars?

- Short discussion on future events.

- Trip to Mars at the ISM Spaceport.


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