decontamination

Astronomy Cast Ep. 514: Planetary Protection Protocols

As we send rovers and landers to other worlds, we have to think about the tiny microbial astronauts we're sending…

3 years ago

Need a Job? NASA is Looking for a New Planetary Protection Officer

NASA recently announced that it is looking for a new Planetary Protection Officer, a position which is growing in importance,…

4 years ago

Curiosity Rover’s Proximity To Possible Water Raises Planetary Protection Concerns

The Curiosity rover may need to divert its course soon, as its current path could cause it to contaminate a…

5 years ago

Will We Contaminate Europa?

Europa is probably the best place in the Solar System to go searching for life. But before they're launched, any…

6 years ago