MARSx: Mars Subsurface Exploration

Check out our AGU Session for December '18: 
"The New Mars Underground"
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/51671

Check out our KISS efforts to enable Mars Subsurface 
Exploration—searching for signs of life on Mars and 
for resources that would enable human presence.

Why Mars subsurface?
Access to the Martian subsurface offers an unprecedented opportunity to search for the “holy grail” of astrobiology—evidence of extinct and possibly even extant life on Mars—a journey started by the Viking landers more than four decades ago. Analyzed samples would also deliver the puzzle pieces needed to help complete our understanding of how the Martian climate, its carbonates, and its volatile inventories changed over time and may have impacted, or may have been impacted by, life.