has an Office of Planetary Protection
. It's where the Officer of Planetary Protection
works. And that may be the most awesome thing I've heard all week. Goodnight everybody!
...Just kidding. But there really is
an Office of Planetary Protection at NASA, and its job is to keep us from irretrievably screwing up interaction between terrestrial life and extra-terrestrial life (or possible
Boing Boing has an article up about the ever-changing job of creating the protocol that we use to avoid horrible science fiction disasters.