Fund an exploration program for a Search for Life

The subject it Astronomy.
Why should we fund an exploration program for a Search for Life? Where should we focus? Why? What should we look for? Why? Be specific about why the types of lifeforms or indicators you think we should look for will be probable (or possible) at the location that you choose.

Your assignment is to read several journal articles, books, and research-based publications.
In your paper, you should present evidence found by scientists in widely accepted studies (published in scientific publications). The paper should be at least 1500 words.

I am looking for how you use the information you can find in credible sources to make a reasoned argument. A bunch of facts and opinions without strong reasoning is a weak paper.