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Mars is a good candidate for finding past and/or present life beyond Earth. Groups of participants design Mars rovers that could search for the building blocks of life in martian rocks and build model rovers out of everyday materials.

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Schematic of the Curiosity rover
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Originating Source Lunar and Planetary Institute
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Mars Engineering

Mars Engineering

Mars is a good candidate for finding past and/or present life beyond Earth. Groups of participants design Mars rovers that could search for the building blocks of life in martian rocks and build model rovers out of everyday materials.