A Scientific Lecture was arranged at NESAC on 13th June, 2018 on the topic ‘Is there Life on Mars?’.
Dr. S. M. Ahmed, Principal Scientific Officer, Central Instruments Laboratory, Hyderabad University presented the lecture where he described about India’s maiden successful interplanetary mission, 2014’s ‘Mars Orbiter Mission’. In a rigorously technical presentation, he described briefly about the scientific payloads carried by the MOM, scientific challenges faced by the mission, its journey and findings. He gave a comparative analysis of the Mars Exploratory Missions from other countries and presented his scientific logic why life, as we know it on earth, is not feasible on Mars. A memento was also presented to him from NESAC. Mr. S.S. Kundu, Scientist,NESAC conducted the lecture session in presence of Dr. Ajit Tyagi, Former DGM, IMD and Mr. P L N Raju, Director, NESAC.