Rosalind Franklin Finding Potential Life Impact on Mars
In July 1965, a spacecraft named Mariner 4 made its first successful visit to Mars. The purpose of the trip was to fly around Mars and collect useful information about it.
Subsequently, space missions were sent to Earth’s neighboring planet Mars, which continued to provide interesting information.
But not all of them could answer the one question we all have been waiting for: Is there life on Mars?
Let’s introduce you to a technology that could potentially answer us.
This is an innovative laboratory called Analytical Laboratory Dryer or ALD. The box contains three types of devices by which biological chemical fingerprints can be found in stone samples.
This six-wheeled robot, named ExoMars or ‘Rosalind Franklin’, will land on Mars’ Oggia Plane in 2021. Exodus was installed on May 16 with a crane with ALD.
This 300kg robot is being built in partnership with European and Russian space agencies and is capable of drilling up to two meters in contaminated surface around Mars.
During drilling, the robot that receives the samples from the surface of Mars will deliver them to the ALD through a door that converts these patterns into powder. The powder will then be chemically analyzed by placing it in small bowls contained in ALD.
Earlier, all the space robots sent to Mars have ignored the real question. They just wanted to know if the current or past conditions in Mars could be conducive to life.
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In the past, not all robots had devices that could detect signs of life.
Rosalind Franklin is different. The purpose of creating a 54kg ALD contained in it is to find complex organic molecules (organic molecules) that are linked to the process of life.
ALD is a key component of the Rosalind Franklin mission, which made it slow to install in this robot.
“We are very pleased to see that the heart of this robot has been established,” said Xu Horn, head of space research at the British Space Agency.
With the help of ALD, we can examine the specimens collected from Mars. In this way we can understand the geological structure of Mars and we can also guess whether there are traces of life on Mars.
Airbus UK engineers are working on three shifts daily to complete Rosalind Franklin.
All the necessary supplies have arrived at the Stevenage Factory, but they have not yet recovered the vehicle. This item is currently in bags and is ready to be installed in this space car.
There are a couple of things that have not yet arrived at the factory, one of which is a camera mounted on it