Implementation of a daylight fluorescence imaging system to autonomously detect biomarkers of extant life in the Atacama Desert

Weinstein, S.; Pane, D.; Warren-Rhodes, K.; Cockell, C.; Ernst, L. A.; Minkley, E.; Fisher, G.; Emani, S.; Wettergreen, D. S.; Wagner, M.; Cabrol, N. A.; Grim, E. and Waggoner, A. S. (2006). Implementation of a daylight fluorescence imaging system to autonomously detect biomarkers of extant life in the Atacama Desert. In: 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 13-17 Mar 2006, Houston, Texas, USA.

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Abstract

We have integrated a biomarker detection system with a rover for the search for sparse life in extreme environments. The system incorporated a pulsed fluorescence imager, a reagent sprayer, and a surface scraping device for remote detection of fluorescence signals.

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