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Originally posted by Flinx
Does this new lander have an instrument on it that detects life? No? Surprise, surprise.
Originally posted by Vorta
The only other gadgets they could use to detect life, that I can think of, is thermal scanning for body temp' and pulse/noise detectors for the detection of pulses/heat beats at long range. But hey if theres life that sophisticated we should of spotted it by now.
Tomorrow morning's launch of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been postponed by at least one day. At present, liftoff is scheduled for no earlier than 7:50 a.m. on August 11.
The mission will lift off from Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and is the first government launch of Lockheed Martin's Atlas V launch vehicle. The orbiter will study Mars to understand the planet's water riddles and to advance the exploration of the mysterious red planet.