EDGE OF INNOVATION
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EDGE OF INNOVATION

Life on Mars, Astrobiology, and Thinking Differently about Risk

As the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover sets out on its seven month voyage to Mars in the hope of finding signs of life, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on the nature of risk in our search for extraterrestrial life.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover onboard launches from Space Launch Complex 41. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky

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Andrew Maynard

Andrew Maynard

Scientist, futurist & Professor of Global Futures at ASU. Author of Future Rising and Films from the Future. Writing about tech, society, & the future