Help NASA find life on Mars with MAPPER
October 4, 2011
NASA is asking people to help them discover how they could find life on Mars through a new citizen-science website called MAPPER.
MAPPER lets you work side-by-side with NASA scientists to explore the bottom of the lakes from the perspective of a DeepWorker submarine pilot.
NASA is collaborating with the Pavilion Lake Research Project, which has been using DeepWorker submersible vehicles to explore and document microbialites. These are freshwater carbonate formations that thrive in Pavilion and Kelly Lake in British Columbia.
Many scientists believe a better understanding of how and where these rare formations develop will lead to deeper insights into where signs of life may be found on Mars and beyond.