NASA is experiencing in the Chilean desert instruments to search for life on Mars

Date:

2017-03-14 12:00:05

Views:

1224

Rating:

1Like 0Dislike

Share:

NASA is experiencing in the Chilean desert instruments to search for life on Mars

In 2020 the assigned sending another space Agency NASA to the red planet. Once again, scientists will try to discover on Mars is at least one sign of life that once existed on this planet. Rover called should work like a clock, so the engineers Agency spend months in careful preparation for his important mission. For example, right now they are experiencing it in the conditions of the Chilean Atacama desert, where the Rover takes soil samples and analyzes them.

The Research program is called Atacama Astrobiology Drilling Studies (ARADS), and this is the second test of the Rover in terms of earth's deserts. The first was successfully completed in February last year. Current testing includes the use of three new instruments that will be used in the study of Mars. The first tool is a Wet Chemistry Laboratory. The mobile laboratory was used in 2007 in the framework of the Mars mission Phoenix.

The Second device is a Life Detector, which after last year's tests has been significantly enhanced with the participation of specialists of the Spanish center for astrobiology. The device is able to search for biological components in the soil sample using various biochemical tests. The third tool is called Microfluidic Life Analyzer, and in the field it is applied for the first time. Developed it in the jet propulsion Laboratory of NASA in order to extract the amino acids (the basic building blocks of life) out of tiny volumes of liquid.

If you believe the official statements of representatives of NASA, the Rover has proved itself from the best side. New research instruments and the Rover's robotic arm worked in the desert is just perfect. To 2019 will be followed by two planned test KREX-2 and number of appliances. While preparing for a Mars mission is going according to plan.

Recommended

What the world's first observatory, which is 12,000 years old, looks like

What the world's first observatory, which is 12,000 years old, looks like

The oldest temple in the world could have another purpose The northern hemisphere of the Earth was covered with huge glaciers when a group of hunter-gatherers in southern Turkey began construction of a structure known as the world's first temple. The...

Did you know? We have four more feelings that we don't know about.

Did you know? We have four more feelings that we don't know about.

We don't even know that there are at least nine senses in our body. Vision, smell, hearing, touch and taste. These are the generally accepted five feelings that most people have. Without them, we would have no music, no painting, no culinary delights...

Can melatonin help treat coronavirus?

Can melatonin help treat coronavirus?

Some doctors believe that sleep hormone helps with coronavirus It appears that in the list of potential treatments COVID-19, which the researchers proposed for several months of the pandemic, another replenishment: melatonin. A doctor in Texas says h...

Comments (0)

This article has no comment, be the first!

Add comment

Related News

Why is the song

Why is the song "stick" in the head?

Agree, probably each of us there were occasions when once heard somewhere that the song is literally "etched" into the brain and you couldn't get rid of it. Humming and whistling tune, but he just like to repeat, spinning in my he...

System TRAPPIST-1 may be dead in all senses

System TRAPPIST-1 may be dead in all senses

When the emotion in the science prevail, nothing good from it should not wait. According to a recent opinion of astronomers, at least two (and maybe all) of the seven planets within the system TRAPPIST-1, could have a long time to...

IBM has proven the ability to store information in one atom

IBM has proven the ability to store information in one atom

Basic components of computers become so small, they gradually faced with the pressure boundaries of the familiar world of Newtonian physics. And nowhere is the precision and scale of operations is not shown better than on the hard...