Summary: Extraterrestrial Life: Homework #4
Due, in class, Tuesday March 18th
Assignment: Both NASA and the European Space Agency have ambitious plans
for the future exploration of Mars, much of it directed toward the search for life.
Write a paper on the topic of "Future exploration of Mars" that explains what
you think is the most important science we should do on (or from orbit around)
Mars, and how that science can be accomplished with a future mission. There's
no correct answer of course you might consider orbiters, landers, rovers,
sample return missions or human exploration when thinking about this.
Format: aim for two pages, double-spaced, not including references and any
illustrations or figures that you include. Word-processed please!
References: please cite any sources that you use. A suitable format for e.g.
referencing the textbook or websites is:
In the text refer to sources in parenthesis (Bennett & Shostak) or using a
number key (1)
In the reference list:
(1) "Life in the Universe", Bennett & Shostak, p. 175
(2) "JPL Mars Exploration Program", http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov
Note: the fact that you reference a source does not mean it's OK to cut and paste