[meteorite-list] sterilizing that probe...!
From: Rosemary Hackney <ltcrose_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:44 2004
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From: "Dave Harris" <entropydave_at_ntlworld.com>
To: "metlist" <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 12:51 AM
Subject: [meteorite-list] sterilizing that probe...!
> Somewhat off-topic I know but... I have been trying to figure out how one
> can sterilize these various Mars probes, knowing how tenacious life can
> to be.
> Surely NASA cannot be seen to contaminate the (potential) Martian
> and there is a lot of hardware that needs to be quite literally 100%
> sterile - otherwise, how would one know whether or not the signatures of
> life that may be found were not terrestrial in origin?
> How on Earth does one sterilize Mylar, for example?
> Unknowledgebly yours
> IMCA #0092
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