Mars Rover Put To Work In Flinders Ranges To Find Signs of Ancient Microbial Life

The technology of NASA’s Perseverance Rover has been put to work on Australia’s Flinders Ranges in an effort to find signs of ancient microbial life. This technology will also be used on the dusty red planet we call Mars in a similar mission sometime later this year where the same methods will be replicated in an effort to detect life in the form of ancient biomarkers. 

The Daily was joined by Bonnie Teece, PhD candidate in Astrobiology at the UNSW School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences to tell us more about the importance of this research and what we can learn from such discoveries.

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