Navigation Links
Life on Mars: University of Leicester to detect clues for alien existence
Date:6/2/2010

A development model of the Mars Rover, called Bridget, was on display at the University today- Friday June 4- providing invited schoolchildren as well as staff and students with an exciting glimpse into the shape of things to come.

The event coincides with celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of space research at the University of Leicester.

Scientists from the University of Leicester are involved in five instruments on board the ExoMars mission, including building the hardware for three of the instruments on board the craft. The ExoMars mission is one of the key missions under the remit of the newly formed UK Space Agency.

ExoMars (Exobiology on Mars) is a European-led robotic mission to Mars, developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA. It is part of ESA's Aurora programme for robotic exploration of the Solar System and its aim is to further characterise the chemical, geological and possible biological environment on Mars in preparation for robotic missions and then human exploration. Data from the mission will also provide invaluable input for broader studies of exobiology - the search for life on other planets.

The mission to Mars also has enormous Earth-bound applications with spin-offs in collaboration with industry bringing environmental benefits as well as technologies that can be applied in the fields of health and crime detection.

Professor Sims said: "ExoMars is a key mission in exploration of the planet Mars. It will attempt to gather samples from a depth 1-2m below the surface where they are protected from radiation and oxidants thought to exist on the surface both of which would destroy/heavily degrade complex organic compounds.

"The mission gives the University, and the Space Research Centre(SRC) team in particular, the opportunity to explore the chemistry and mineralogy of Mars as well as look at the possibility of life on Mars in the distant past, or even today, and at the
'/>"/>

Contact: Ather Mirza
pressoffice@le.ac.uk
01-162-523-335
University of Leicester
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. A study by the MUHC and McGill University opens a new door to understanding cancer
2. University of Pennsylvania researchers develop formula to gauge risk of disease clusters
3. University of Oregon researcher finds that on waters surface, nitric acid is not so tough
4. Bioengineers at University of Pennsylvania devise nanoscale system to measure cellular forces
5. Binghamton University researchers investigate evolving malaria resistance
6. Antioxidant to retard wrinkles discovered by Hebrew University researcher
7. Society for General Microbiology 161st Meeting, University of Edinburgh
8. Boston University biomedical engineers find chink in bacterias armor
9. KAUST and American University in Cairo to collaborate on research and academic development
10. UNH becomes first university in nation to use landfill gas as primary energy source
11. University of Minnesota study refutes belief that black men have more aggressive prostate cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)...  Automation is fundamentally transforming the travel experience ... international borders. Over the past decade, ePassports, biometric ... travelers to self process through border control via ... an increasing number of airports, seaports, and land ... to Maxine Most , Principal at Acuity ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... , Dec. 10, 2014  Data Sciences ... monitoring, has released a new series of digital ... preclinical toxicology researchers. M series, part of the ... collect the best possible physiologic data when incorporating ... Adding functional endpoints to toxicology studies has evolved ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... Dec. 08, 2014 Research and Markets ... of the "Biometrics Market in Japan 2014-2018" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The integration ... as rural banking and upgradation of the driver,s ... in the market. Besides the aforementioned projects, biometrics ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Automated Border Control (ABC) Transforms the Global Travel Experience With More Than 2500 ABC eGates and APC Kiosks Deployed In Airports, Seaports, and Land Borders Worldwide 2New telemetry implants expected to change how large animal toxicology studies are conducted 2Biometrics Market in Japan 2014-2018: Key Vendors are DDS, Fujitsu, Hitachi and NEC 2
... in Spanish . , Pioneering studies ... Robert A. Waterland are helping explain how the foods ... the time of conceptionor what,s known as periconceptional nutritionmay ... her children,s health. In an early study, Waterland ...
... lack of very long chain fatty acids in photoreceptor cells ... an incurable eye disease. But researchers at the University of ... new study that lack of these fatty acids does not ... robs sight from children with the disease must start anew. ...
... mean failure of both summer and winter rains, according to ... The finding contradicts the commonly held belief that a ... monsoon season, and vice versa. The new research ... 1539 to 2008, generally both winter and summer rains were ...
Cached Biology News:Epigenetics mechanism may help explain effects of mom's nutrition on her children's health 2Long-suspected cause of blindness from eye disease disproved 2Monsoon failure key to long droughts in Southwest 2Monsoon failure key to long droughts in Southwest 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... Island, New York (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 ... and the Long Island Affiliate of ITRA Global, the national ... slow but steady recovery. This is evidenced by the ... the strong stock market. Low energy costs have held ... The only negative is the housing market remaining soft. ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... China Biologic Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBPO, ... integrated plasma-based biopharmaceutical company in China ... Shandong Taibang Biological Products Co. Ltd., has received ... Food and Drug Administration (the "CFDA") for its ... in the Company,s public filings, the CFDA inspected ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... YORK , Dec. 23, 2014  NeuroLifeSciences announced ... mazindol in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder published in ... . The paper, titled "Pilot Phase ... disorder" ( Konofal et al, Drug Des ... ) shows that mazindol might be an effective, ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 GenomeDx Biosciences today announced that ... Classifier, a genomic test for prostate cancer, was able ... managed by radical prostatectomy without adjuvant therapy. Although rapid ... uncommon, using tumor genomics to identify these men who ... an important advance. The study has been published ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 2ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 3China Biologic Receives GMP Certification for New Coagulation Factor Facility 2China Biologic Receives GMP Certification for New Coagulation Factor Facility 3Redefining ADHD: A New Approach & A Shift of Paradigm in ADHD Therapeutics 2Redefining ADHD: A New Approach & A Shift of Paradigm in ADHD Therapeutics 3Study Published in European Urology Shows that the Decipher Prostate Cancer Classifier is Predictive of Rapid Metastasis in High-Risk Men who have had Prostate Surgery 2Study Published in European Urology Shows that the Decipher Prostate Cancer Classifier is Predictive of Rapid Metastasis in High-Risk Men who have had Prostate Surgery 3
... to see is based on molecules in the eye ... to visible light. Now, a new technique for ... molecules to be switched between two different configurations in ... Because the configuration changes are reversible and can be ...
... Bion Environmental,Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BNET) today ... environmental,treatment technology compared to anaerobic digesters., Anaerobic ... produce energy,from livestock waste since the late 1800s. ... is still based on a biological process that,produces ...
... Premier healthcare,alliance Purchasing Partners division recently announced ... one of 15 winners,chosen for the Pinnacle ... suppliers,representing the top two percent of healthcare ... exceeds the expectations of,Premier and its members ...
Cached Biology Technology:Tethered molecules act as light-driven reversible nanoswitches 2Bion Outlines Differences between its Patented Comprehensive Livestock Environmental Treatment Technology and Anaerobic Digesters 2Bion Outlines Differences between its Patented Comprehensive Livestock Environmental Treatment Technology and Anaerobic Digesters 3Bion Outlines Differences between its Patented Comprehensive Livestock Environmental Treatment Technology and Anaerobic Digesters 4Bion Outlines Differences between its Patented Comprehensive Livestock Environmental Treatment Technology and Anaerobic Digesters 5Bion Outlines Differences between its Patented Comprehensive Livestock Environmental Treatment Technology and Anaerobic Digesters 6Bion Outlines Differences between its Patented Comprehensive Livestock Environmental Treatment Technology and Anaerobic Digesters 7Premier Healthcare Alliance Honors Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics for Excellence in Supplier Performance 2Premier Healthcare Alliance Honors Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics for Excellence in Supplier Performance 3
Ideal for chemical processing that requires downward flow of exhaust fumes. Powderful 1200 CFM blower draws fumes into sub-surface bonded charcoal filter for safe removal of organic vapors (final HEP...
... preparative LC/MS, using mass numbers as a ... ideal for performing investigation and research of ... both analytical and preparative operation. Switching between ... the software. This support provides a quick ...
... Intracellular Localization Kit provides a straight forward ... of your design, in an efficient yet ... Subcellular localization and functional inhibition of target ... of the labeled siRNA into mammalian cells. ...
Selective media for Salmonella...
Biology Products: