Monday, October 29, 2012

Manned mission to Mars would threaten life on the Red Planet, say scientists................What life?

It could be decades if ever before man steps foot on Mars, but if he ever does he'll bring with him trillions of tiny invaders that could be a danger to the planet's natives.

'We have the responsibility to Mars, I think — even if it's just Martian microbes — not to kill them by the act of detecting them,' said Cynthia Phillips of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute.