Look at where NASA sends its missions and one world stands out: Mars.
Why? Mars may hold The Big Discovery - alien life (however humble). But what if Mars isn't, after all, the best place to look?
The dwarf planet Ceres, in the asteroid belt, has had the ingredients of life - liquid water and carbon chemistry - near its surface geologically recently*. It's gravity is far lower than Mars, a major advantage if you want to collect samples from it, nor does it have Mars´ deadly weather.
Perhaps its time for a lander to Ceres...
*So not at all recently, but not so mind buggeringly long ago as a lot of the things in the universe.
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