Chromatography Featured in FoxNews Mars Report

Fox News? coverage of the recent research done to review scientific procedures on the Viking Mars mission in 1976 has found that one form of separation science used at the time should be replaced by another form of separation science that has only become available in recent years.

Fox News’ coverage of the recent research done to review scientific procedures on the Viking Mars mission in 1976 has found that one form of separation science used at the time should be replaced by another form of separation science that has only become available in recent years.

Calling the GC–MS equipment used to analyze Martian soil on the mission “not sensitive enough to detect signs of alien life even if they existed,” the report indicates that a form of gas spectrometry should be used in the future. This form of spectrometry enables soil to be heated to a much higher temperature, enabling the analyzer to take more sensitive readings.

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