• Question: Why do we really need to go to mars because we already have all we need here ?

    Asked by Alien source on 19 Mar 2020.
    • Photo: Andrew Ball

      Andrew Ball answered on 19 Mar 2020:

      We certainly don’t have all the answers to big scientific questions about life in the universe by staying home. Space exploration is important for us back on Earth too, helping us understand the extent and fragility – or robustness – of life.

    • Photo: Divya M. Persaud

      Divya M. Persaud answered on 27 Mar 2020:

      Mars is part of the world around us – we belong to the solar system and to the universe, and it’s our cosmic neighborhood!