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Space

Submission + - NASA's Mars life-detector

Roland Piquepaille writes: "With the financial help of NASA, American and European researchers have developed a new sensor to check for life on Mars. It also should be able to determine if traces of life's molecular building blocks have been produced by anything alive. The device has already been tested in the Atacama Desert in Chile. And it should be part of the science payload for the ExoMars rover planned for launch in 2013. Read more for additional details and a picture of the new NASA's Mars life-detector."

The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.

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