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Fraser
2014-Jul-31, 08:40 PM
NASA announced the winners of the high stakes science instrument competition to fly aboard the Mars 2020 rover at a briefing held today, Thursday, July 31, at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The 2020 rover’s instruments goals are to search for signs of organic molecules and past life and help pave the way for […]

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iquestor
2014-Jul-31, 09:28 PM
So the instrument are more sophisticated, upgraded hardware version as well as new instruments to conduct geological assessments of the rover’s landing site, determine the potential habitability of the environment, and directly search for signs of ancient Martian life, according to NASA

finally: a mission that will be able to directly search for signs of life. :)