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Signs of Life Press Conference
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Signs of Life Press Conference

October 2, 2012
Mary Voytek, director, NASA Astrobiology Program, second from left, is joined by Pan Conrad, deputy principle investigator, Sample Analysis at Mars, MSL, Jamie Foster, professor, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science at the University of Florida, Steven Benner, director, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, and Catharine Conley, NASA Planetary Protection Officer, at a news conference discussing signs of life in the Universe, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission will study whether the Gale Crater area of Mars has evidence of past and present habitable environments. These studies will be part of a broader examination of past and present processes in the Martian atmosphere and on its surface. Photo Credit: (NASA/Paul E. Alers)


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