Better Techniques of Bio-molecule Detection on Mars and Beyond ?


 Credit: Andrew Aubrey and Frank Grunthaner, JPL

Credit: Andrew Aubrey and Frank Grunthaner, JPL

“. . . An all-in-one chemical analysis instrument — currently under development — could potentially detect a single amino acid in a gram of Martian soil. . . .”

See the link: http://www.astrobio.net/exclusive/5325/searching-for-organics-in-a-nibble-of-soil

Methodologies have advanced tremendously since the Viking Probes in 1976!

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2 Responses to “Better Techniques of Bio-molecule Detection on Mars and Beyond ?”

  1. i think there’s a typo in the title (bio-molecule) john!
    ..confused me a little :)

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