January 18, 2013

Should We Establish National Parks on Mars?

Leonard David, Space.com


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It's a wilderness out there in outer space. And as robotic surrogates set the stage for human footprints on Mars and other planetary bodies, just how much respect for other worlds should we have?

One suggested response would establish planetary parks for the solar system, an answer that ties together space science and exploration, ethics, law, policy, diplomacy and communications.

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TAGGED: Planets, Conservation, Mars, National Parks

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