Friday, July 21, 2017

Scientists create a holographic microscope to find aliens

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are creating a new microscope technology they hope will empirically determine if life exists beyond our planet. The device is called a Digital Holographic Microscope and it’s designed to find microbes in space. The last time NASA actively searched for life outside of Earth was with the Viking space program in 1976. Since then, there hasn’t been any clear consensus in the scientific community on how best to continue the search. Sure, we’ve spent time and money searching for water on other planets – figuring that was the likeliest place we’d find…

This story continues at The Next Web

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