Vanguard: a new development in experimental astrobiology

Ellery, Alex; Wynn-Williams, David. 2002 Vanguard: a new development in experimental astrobiology. Astronomy and Geophysics, 43 (2). 22-24.

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One of the linchpins of the UK’s contribution to the burgeoning field of astrobiology is the Beagle 2 mission, due to fly to Mars in 2003 on the Mars Express bus. Given that NASA has declared its intention to focus on “whole planet” geological investigation in its future Mars missions, beginning with the Mars Exploration Rovers which are due to fly in 2003/2004, the UK is well placed to consider post-Beagle 2 astrobiology-focused Mars missions to ensure its leadership in the future in astrobiology. In this paper we present such a proposal – Vanguard.

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Programmes: BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Life at the Edge - Stresses and Thresholds
ISSN: 1366-8781
NORA Subject Terms: Biology and Microbiology
Space Sciences
Date made live: 15 Nov 2011 10:16 +0 (UTC)

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