Science Mission Directorate stores all contact details, list of Directorate Officers, and all explorations conducted by NASA. Everything performed by Science Mission Directorate has a contact list. However, something weird is that there is no single information concerning astrobiology. Where could they be, and why is it that it has some missing information? However, there are small pieces of its subtopics. This made NASA call upon its research, but the funny thing is, they fail to inform people where to obtain its data or who runs operations under astrobiology.
It is now a week, and there is still silence on the side of NASA, SMD, PAO, JPL, and so forth. No one is willing to explain. They keep on dodging the word ‘astrobiology’ when trying to refer to operations under astrobiology.
The previous week, NASA announced its return to the Red Planet in search of microbial life. That translates to astrobiology. Space agencies just fear to mention astrobiology before the public. Exploring any possibilities of life on other planets is what the Astrobiology operation of NASA plans to do. By going through NASA’s websites, we all understand what the organization tries to say about astrobiology. Tanja Bosak is one of the institutions belonging to NASA, but no one bothers to mention it.
According to FWIW, a real preceding NASA biologist states that ‘signs of past microbial life,’ a stock axiom used mostly by NASA, is just ludicrous. The contrast question is what if the only bio-signature Mars rover finds out that the organisms occurred in chemical form and lack systematic fossils. This will be hard for NASA to know the occurrence of microbial creatures either in terms of unicellular or multicellular. Whatever creature was living on the Red Planet may not be able to stay on other terrestrial worlds, especially in the group of ‘microbial organisms.’ Maybe viral occurrences are what lived- they are acellular (not made up of cells) and do not fall under the ‘microbes’ group. NASA might find out remains of bones from those organisms and their trails, as they were moving. Maybe they never occurred in ‘microbial nature,’ and this may be hard for the rover to find proofs of life of such creatures. As a result, NASA may drop its interest in sending the rover to explore any signs of past life on Mars.
In 2021, Mars will be flooded with rovers such as Mars Curiosity, China’s Rover, etc. that will be in search of any past life on that planet. That will be a strange thing that ever happened in history. NASA tries to avoid astrobiology biology is those operations, and that is becoming questionable.