A novel technique is being tested to visually and audio-record scenes ranging from exo-atmospheric rocket events to microbial life on other worlds.
Tagged as a Remote Acoustic Sensor (RAS), this new type of technology is suitable for use on rockets, spacecraft and other high-performance aerospace vehicles.
Yet another idea is a miniaturized version of the device that could find its way onto the surface of Mars or upon the frozen ice fields of Jupiter’s Europa – to eavesdrop for signs of life.
For details on this technology, go to my new Space.com story at:
Listening for Alien Life: Could New Tech Detect Microbe Movements? by Leonard David, Space.com’s Space Insider Columnist October 01, 2015 07:09am ET