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NASA and HeroX are crowdsourcing the search for life on Mars

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Robotic missions have been examining the surface of Mars for for 60 years in search of possible signs of life.

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NASA has launched the Mars Spectrometry: Detect Evidence for Past Life challenge in collaboration with the worldwide crowdsourcing platform HeroX and the data-science business DrivenData.

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This challenge, which has a reward pool of $30,000, is looking for novel ways that use machine learning to autonomously examine Martian geological samples for traces of past life.

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The quest for life on Mars has delivered little more than equivocal results despite sixty years of continuous research by several satellite organisations.

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Despite this, current studies have revealed that billions of years ago, Mars was a significantly warmer and wetter world.

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This discovery is one of the most significant in planetary science, and it has rekindled efforts to locate evidence of past (and maybe current) life on Mars.

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