Scientists have invented an automated analyzer to search for extraterrestrial life. The device is able to study the proposed samples for the presence of organic molecules in them.
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Scientists have been conducting research aimed at finding extraterrestrial civilizations for many years, but they have not yet been able to obtain evidence of the existence of aliens. The created portable device described on the pages of ACS Analytical Chemistry will be able to help humanity. The device is based on microchips capable of analyzing liquid material and at the same time determining whether it contains organic compounds.
The efficiency of the analyzer has been tested in laboratory conditions. When the device was asked to investigate a substance that simulates soil from Mars, it was able to determine the identity of the sample. Scientists are confident that their development will be in demand in future space missions, writes Planet-Today.