“It will start a whole new line of thinking. I don’t think we’re prepared for the results.”
“As we humble earthlings begin to learn more about the universe and potentially stand on the cusp of great discoveries about the planet Mars, we may not be prepared for what’s in store of us”, stated the chief scientist of U.S. space agency NASA.
As to what was said by Dr. Jim Green, humanity could be overwhelmed by the space studies which are about to come out in our near future as 2 rovers from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have already begun their journey to Mars this year.
The director of the Planetary Science Division of NASA compared the potential findings on Rennaissance-era astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus’ theory of the revolution of the Earth around the Sun during a conversation with the Telegraph.
The Copernican model that succeeded in revolutionizing the world of science during the 16th century, earned the condemnation of the Roman Catholic Church due to the impacts of the model against the Church’s doctrines relating to astronomy.
“It will start a whole new line of thinking. I don’t think we’re prepared for the results.
I’ve been worried about that because I think we’re close to finding it and making some announcements.”
NASA’s Mars 2020 along with the ESA’s ExoMars Rover are already set to drill 6.5 feet deep into the core of the red planet in order to take samples to find details about the existence of life on Mars. The samples will be studied in a mobile laboratory that is able to discover any traces of organic matter.
The ESA #ExoMars #RosalindFranklin rover is assembled for testing before heading to #Mars in 2020! The bogies we designed + built are shown in a stowed configuration – meaning the legs & wheels on the bogies of the #rover are folded pretty compactly for launch/transit to Mars! pic.twitter.com/6xOa3P1JJS
— Natalie Panek (@nmpanek) September 28, 2019
According to Mr.Green, we’d be able to begin a new era of astrobiology if the scientists succeed in finding biosignatures in the crust of the Red Planet.
“What happens next is a whole new set of scientific questions.
Is that life like us? How are we related?
Can life move from planet-to-planet or do we have a spark and just the right environment and that spark generates life – like us or not like us – based on the chemical environment that it is in?”
NASA’s Mars 2020 rover was launched the last July making the 140-million mile trek to the Red Planet. The rover is expected to land on the Jezero Crater of Mars by February 2021.
This rover which is with a couple of high-definition cameras along with a detachable helicopter drone is expected to gather a series of wonderful visual data of the cliffy and cavernous terrain of Mars.
Good question! We’re trying to find out. I found evidence of an ancient stream on Mars that once flowed with water—something needed for life as we know it.
— Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity) September 30, 2019
However, the basic mission of the Mars rover is to discover life signs on Mars. Scientists hope to study the samples as the habitable environments and biosignatures on rocks are still being searched.
According to the latest research studies, many planets that are now inhabitable may have had suitable conditions for the existence of life on them earlier. Back in 2019, the InSight rover of NASA discovered evidence of a potentially enormous global reservoir of water on the Red Planet.
Furthermore, Dr. Green stated that research suggests the existence of life on other exoplanets. Green stated,
“There is no reason to think that there isn’t civilization elsewhere because we are finding exoplanets [planets lying beyond the solar system] all over the place.”
Source of the information: The Mind Unleashed.