Finding Life on Other Planets

The astrobiology lab at HMC dedicated the summer of 2011 to prototyping a Laser Induced Fluorescence Emission (L.I.F.E.) imaging spectrometer “to identify the presence of living organisms within rock and ice. The system, which provides an economical way to study samples without destroying them, may one day be used to identify life on other planets.” Watch the following video for more information.