Here is a very recent space.com article concerning the possibility of humans going to Mars.
Just curious; how many of you think humans should or should not settle on the red planet? I know it is a big debate right now, and I want to know what you all think concerning the subject.
In my opinion, I think it would be a great opportunity for scientific research up close and personal on Mars. HOWEVER, if there indeed is some sort of life on there, I do not want to risk contaminating it. And actually terraforming the planet (and thus altering the current geological markings) seems like a bad idea because we still have many unanswered questions regarding the history and current state of Mars.