NASA Bio-Indicator Lidar Instrument could sniff out life on Mars - SlashGear

NASA has a new prototype instrument that takes advantage of a sensing technique that is currently used by the military to monitor air remotely in an effort to detect chemicals, toxins, and pathogens that could threaten the lives of servicemen and women.

NASA unveils a laser-based nose to sniff for signs of life on Mars - Orlando Sentinel

To hunt for tiny whiffs of life on Mars, NASA scientists want to follow a mechanical nose. It is a far cry from the schnozz on your or my face, but instead a perceptive laser sensor already employed by the military to detect biological threats. On ...

NASA New Toy: A Life Sniffing Machine That Will Sniff Life On Mars - Parent Herald

NASA's new space exploration vehicle features a pressurized cocoon, omni-drive, and a suit port that allows astronauts to easily get in and out of the rover. (Photo : Smithsonian Channel / Youtube). IB Times revealed that NASA has been working wonders ...

NASA's Laser-Nose BILI Sniffs Life On Mars - Indian Nerve

NASA's latest toy is a sniffer. The instrument called BILI – or Bio-Indicator Lidar Instrument – is an attempt to sniff out life on Mars or any other planet in the solar system. Still in its prototype stage, BILI can be helpful in detecting bio ...

NASA wants to use a pulsing laser to sniff for life on Mars - Recode

Scientists at NASA announced Wednesday that they're working on a version of lidar technology to detect life on Mars called the Bio-Indicator Lidar Instrument, or BILI. Lidar is the laser-based radar-like system used to measure distance to help guide ...

NASA Develops Instrument To 'Sniff Out' Aliens On Mars, Here Is How - Science World Report

The Echus Chasma is one of the largest water source regions on Mars. Will humans inhabit this area one day? (Image used for representation only) (Photo : ESA/Getty Images). A team of researchers from NASA have created a sniffer that can reportedly ...

NASA's Rover Can Detect Extraterrestrial Life - Council Chronicle

NASA wants to use in future missions a special rover able to detect extraterrestrial life on Mars. Scientists from NASA have developed a rover able to detect extraterrestrial life on Mars. This robot is meant to sniff around and detect any sign of life ...

Finding Life On Mars Through Smell? New NASA Instrument Could Do That - International Business Times

mars The surface of Mars in picture snapped by one of the NASA Mars robotic rovers. Photo: NASA.gov. The sense of smell has come a long way in science. First plants that can smell explosives and now machines that can smell Martian life. Yes, you read ...

New instrument could search for signatures of life on Mars - Science Daily

Date: November 1, 2016; Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center; Summary: A sensing technique that the U.S. military currently uses to remotely monitor the air to detect potentially life-threatening chemicals, toxins, and pathogens has inspired a new ...

NASA tech may help sniff out life on Mars - Mumbai Mirror

NASA scientists have developed an instrument that may “sniff” for signs of life on Mars, inspired by a sensing technique used to monitor the air for life-threatening chemicals and bio-hazards. The Bio-Indicator Lidar Instrument (BILI) is a fluorescence ...

NASA Develops Sense Of Smell In Rovers To 'Sniff Out' Life On Mars - Tech Times

NASA specialists have been working on a new instrument which will be used in looking for bio-signatures in the attempt to find life on Mars. Possibly, the technique will also be employed in observing other planets in our solar system. ( NASA ...

Nasa's new toy has a nose for life on Mars - The Times (subscription)

An artist's impression of the ExoMars rover on Mars. A similar vehicle could carry a Bili laserNASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS. Nasa has built a laser radar that could “sniff out” alien life on Mars. If the planet does harbour life of any description it is ...

A new experiment could sniff out signs of alien life on Mars and beyond - Mashable

The prototype instrument — called the Bio-Indicator Lidar Instrument (BILI for short) — probably won't fly to space anytime soon, but if it does, it could be used to detect biosignatures like methane or even oxygen in the atmosphere of an alien world ...

Mars rover could one day 'sniff' out life on red planet - CBC.ca

A Mars rover could one day be equipped with a sensor that would allow it to "sniff" out signs of life. NASA is working to adapt a device that's currently used to detect chemicals, toxins and pathogens in the air on here on Earth for use in planetary ...

NASA unveils a laser-based nose to sniff for signs of life on Mars - SFGate

To hunt for tiny whiffs of life on Mars, NASA scientists want to follow a mechanical nose. It is a far cry from the schnozz on your or my face, but instead a perceptive laser sensor already employed by the military to detect biological threats. On ...

NASA Designs New Sensing Instrument to Search for Clues of Life on Mars - AZoSensors

This artist's rendition shows how a proposed laser-fluorescence instrument could operate on Mars. (Credits: NASA). The U.S. military currently uses a sensing method to remotely monitor the air to detect potentially life-threatening pathogens, toxins ...

NASA Develops New Tools to Investigate Life on Mars - R & D Magazine

Caption: This artist's rendition shows how a proposed laser-fluorescence instrument could operate on Mars. Credit : NASA. NASA is unveiling a new tool that may help smell out whether life exists on Mars. Tapping into a sensing technique that the U.S ...

NASA to use laser sensor to 'sniff' out life on Mars - New York Daily News

The sensor cannot identify specific beings but executes “atmospheric volume scans of hundreds of meters,” from the system, and like “a rover's sense of smell,” will be able to detect organic environments that facilitate life. (Nasa). BY Sarah Grochowski.

Could we 'sniff' for life on Mars? - Christian Science Monitor

Building on technology used by the US military, researchers have developed a sensor that could efficiently pick up signs of life on Mars. By Ellen Powell, Staff November 2, 2016. Save for later Saved. close. This landscape shot was stitched together ...

NASA Technologist Develops Remote-Sensing Instrument to Detect Mars Bio-Signatures - ExecutiveGov

Mars Rover Branimir Blagojevic, a NASA technologist at Goddard Space Flight Center, has created a new instrument to detect signatures of life on Mars and across the solar system. NASA said Tuesday Blagojevic developed a prototype of the Bio-Indicator ...