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We’re close to finding alien life on Mars, but ‘we’re not ready for it’

Nasa’s chief scientist says we may not be prepared for revelations from missions to the Red Planet

Sarah Knapton

The world is not prepared for the discovery of life on another planet even though it may only be a couple of years away, Nasa’s chief scientist has warned.

Next year, two rovers from Nasa and the European Space Agency (ESA) will travel to Mars to drill into rocks, deep into the surface, in the hope of finding evidence of living organisms.

The missions are humanity’s best chance yet of answering: are we alone in the universe?..

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