Robotic scientists are being proposed by a group of investigators to examine areas of the Red Planet described as ‘special regions’. The unfamiliar dark streaks on Martian slopes that first scientists considered might be running water is turned out to be just drifts of sand, and now the researchers revealed a heart-throbbing news. On NASA’s website, these isolated areas are defined as the places where terrestrial life may have the potential to increase if introduced. The Centre of Astrobiology in Madrid believes these areas could host extraterrestrial lifeforms momentarily, and has conducted a research mapping out a potential exploration to drive a new mission. But it needs to overcome planetary protection guidelines that restrict research to these zones due to the risk of poisoning.
Experts have called NASA to explore areas of Mars home to potential life. The experts continued that relaxing the policies will permit for continuing a serious biological examination.
Alberto G Fairen the group leader stated that planetary security policies are one of the main reasons why we have not been hunting for life on the red planet through the last 40 years. Relaxing the systems will allow for resuming a severe biological exploration of the planet. Protection is needed, but not the current overprotection. Current policies put particular regions just out of the reach of any biological investigation.
He continued that we advocate for relaxing the policies and allowing access to special regions to robots with Curiosity-like cleanliness level. In his study titled Searching for Life on Mars Before It Is Too Late the group urge the laws to be relaxed as quickly as possible.
He added that what we highlight here is a problem of timing: if we had still 50 or 70 years with no predetermined human presence on Mars ahead of us, we could sympathize with more conventional approaches for examining for extant martian life, but manned missions are already pre-planned and budgeted for less than 20 years from today.
Fairen extended that ExoMars is likewise banned from coming close to particular regions, with the result that it will be cleared to search for life everywhere on Mars except in the places where we suspect life might exist.
The report also suggests robotic technology is made “flight-ready” in the search for evidence of life.