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NASA's chemical laptop would help find life on other planets

NASA may have just the device to find that concrete evidence, though.

Its newly tested Chemical Laptop is the first device built to detect amino acids and fatty acids (the telltale signs of life, as we know it) on other worlds. The battery-powered device needs liquid samples to work, but it has a coffee machine-like mechanism that uses hot water to get the organic material out.

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