Use of a novel rover-mounted fluorescence imager and fluorescent probes to detect biological material in the Atacama Desert in daylight

Weinstein, S.; Pane, D.; Warren-Rhodes, K.; Cockell, C.; Ernst, L. A.; Minkley, E.; Fisher, G.; Emani, S.; Wettergreen, D. S.; Wagner, M.; Cabrol, J. N. and Waggoner, A. S. (2005). Use of a novel rover-mounted fluorescence imager and fluorescent probes to detect biological material in the Atacama Desert in daylight. In: 36th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 14-18 Mar 2005, Houston, Texas, USA.

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Abstract

We deployed our fluorescence imaging system which detects fluorescence signals from sparse microorganisms and biofilms on Carnegie Mellon University’s autonomous rover Zoë. The results of the 2004 Atacama Desert field season, in Chile, are discussed.

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