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Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go

David A. Weintraub

Abstract

Does life exist on Mars? The question has captivated humans for centuries, but today it has taken on new urgency. As space agencies gear up to send the first manned missions to the Red Planet, we have a responsibility to think deeply about what kinds of life may already dwell there — and whether we have the right to invite ourselves in. Telling the complete story of our ongoing quest to answer one of the most tantalizing questions in astronomy, this book grapples with the profound moral and ethical questions confronting us as we prepare to introduce an unpredictable new life form — ourselves — ... More

Keywords: Mars, Red Planet, astronomy, morals, ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691209258
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691209258.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David A. Weintraub, author
Vanderbilt University