Caution – Contamination!

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Short description

You are probably aware that contamination plays a big role down here on earth. There is a lot of newspaper coverage about contamination of our water and soil. Believe it or not, contamination even plays a role if we want to visit Mars! According to the Outer Space Treaty from 1967, Earth and other planets have to be preserved from contamination. Research on contamination of space vehicles before launch has been done before. In this activity, we will investigate how contamination spreads as we explore new worlds.