We may be closing in on the discovery of alien life. Are we prepared?

We may be closing in on the discovery of alien life. Are we prepared?

by Seth Shostak, NBC News – MACH

New robotic craft bound for Mars should give us our best shot at finding life on the Red Planet.

In the next decade or so, it’s entirely possible that you’ll see a headline announcing that NASA has found evidence of life in space.

Would that news cause you to run screaming into the street? An article that appeared recently in Britain’s Sunday Telegraph hints that Jim Green, the director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, thinks the public might be discombobulated by the discovery of biology beyond the bounds of our own planet. But that’s not really what Green believes. He’s concerned that we haven’t thought much about the next steps by scientists, should we suddenly confront the reality of Martian life.

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