Two new directives were published on July 9, and they are procedures that should prevent biological contamination.
NASA has announced new rules that should protect the Moon and Mars from contamination during missions with human and robotic crews, writes Space.
Two new directives were published on July 9, and they are procedures that should prevent biological contamination. Biological materials that reach other places in space from Earth could jeopardize future research and thus affect potential discoveries about the existence of organic materials on other planets.
This actually protects the interests of the scientific community, given that it is important for missions to leave the environment intact and thus prevent a situation from being made later that is based on problems caused by some contamination.
One NASA space agency directive is aimed at the Moon and the other at Mars. Contamination problems also apply to materials that would be unknowingly delivered to Earth from other planets.