NASA's next Mars mission to hunt for signs of past life

Wellington, July 11 (ANI): The next rover to Mars in 2020 will be hunting for signs of ancient life and will be gathering rocks that a future mission can bring back to Earth, according to NASA's scientists.

However, NASA said that it is unclear how the cache from Mars will be recovered.

The next Mars rover will be modelled after Curiosity, which crash landed last year near the Martian equator, reported.

The future Mars rover will be building on discoveries made by the past Mars missions.

Scientists also want the future rover to carry high-tech instruments, which can help it peer at rocks on a microscopic level to search for chemical clues that could have been left behind by microbes - if they ever existed in the Red Planet. (ANI)


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