How did the Solar System evolve? How did life arrive on earth? And how can life be sustained beyond our earthly bounds? With a remarkable trio of missions (Osiris Rex, Artemis, and Perseverance Rover) NASA seeks to find fundamental answers to these questions. Each involves the taking of samples from a different celestial body and returning those samples to earth for further study. Taken together, these three missions will add a large body of empirical data to bolster—or break apart—prevailing theories of how our solar system was born, how it evolved and how life emerged here on Earth.
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Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics, is renowned for his groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory, including the co-discovery of mirror symmetry and of spatial topology change.View Profile
David is an astrobiologist focused on the early evolution of life and habitable environments on rocky planets in our solar system.View Profile
Phil Bland joined Curtin as an ARC Laureate Fellow in 2012. Prior to this he was Director of the Impacts & Astromaterials Research Centre at Imperial College London. He graduated...View Profile
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