Texas A&M University and NASA are teaming up to bring new levels of planetary protection against forward contamination of other worlds from our space probes. The team hopes to sterilize future hardware using a well-known technique called electron beam irradiation.
Protecting Earth from Space Bugs RedNova
The world gets to see the rusty, dusty martian terrain as if humans themselves were riding atop the rovers. Who’s responsible for our front-row seats on Mars? The masterminds working tirelessly behind the scenes in the Multimission Image Processing Lab (MIPL) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.