Can an extraterrestrial organism produce a catastrophic pandemic on our planet? Such a question arises every time we consider bringing samples from other worlds in the Solar System, especially now, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of the current hotspots in astrobiology is the search for water in exoplanets. We all seem to share the idea that water is essential for the existence of life, and even the assumption that water and life are almost synonymous.
[caption id="attachment_44035" align="alignleft" width="320"] First stage of the Falcon 9 rocket landing on SpaceX's floating platform. / Mètode[/caption]
When NASA was founded, the USAF (United States Air