"Gulliver", an experiment for extraterrestrial life detection and analysis.

@article{Levin1964GulliverAE,
  title={"Gulliver", an experiment for extraterrestrial life detection and analysis.},
  author={Gilbert V. Levin and A H Heim and Mary Frances Thompson and D R Beem and Norman H. Horowitz},
  journal={Life sciences and space research},
  year={1964},
  volume={2},
  pages={124-32}
}
Based on the probability that extraterrestrial life is biochemically somewhat similar to life on Earth, a life detection experiment is being prepared to explore Mars. The experiment will be performed by an automated device which will carry a microbiological medium being developed to support a wide range of earth microorganisms. Selected ingredients of the medium will be labeled with radioactive isotopes. A sticky string, shot out from and reeled back into the device, will gather a sample of the… CONTINUE READING

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