Mars' secrets could help us understand Earth's past and future.
And it's likely our best shot at living on another planet, Michael Meyer, NASA's chief scientist for the Mars Exploration Program, told the Tribune-Review on Friday.
“We have the capabilities of going to Mars now,” Meyer said. ”The real question is what is the risk that you're willing to accept to go to Mars.”
Meyer was in Mars, Butler County, for the community's Martian New Year's celebration. Mars rings in the new year for Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun, every 22 months. A Martian year is 687 Earth days.