What kinds of experts might be on a team sent to explore a new planet?
January 30, 2013 11:02 AM Subscribe
Assuming one already knew the planet had a safe, breathable atmosphere and a similar terrain to earth's. Also assuming the group already had team leaders, security guys, pilots, and engineers for ship/equipment operation and maintenance. Just trying to discern what KINDS of scientists (or even cultural anthropologists, etc) might prove useful to an information-gathering mission-- one in which encountering intelligent life is highly likely.
posted by np312 to Science & Nature (23 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Specifically looking for specialists whose careers might exist currently-- like astrobiologists and planet modelers and such. What kinds of backgrounds would prove useful on such a mission, in regards to interpreting the world or civilizations they might encounter?