The new collaborative research will take the form of a ground-level roving probe.
the technology could be used in a future moon mission—and possibly beyond. The space programme is also considering sending humans to Mars.
"The basic idea of this NASA-funded project is to obtain biological and elemental signatures, as well as detect surface morphology,
"Certain chemical compositions could reveal whether or not there was life present. Scanning may also reveal traces of biological life in the form of cells."
The scientists want to learn more about the terrain's overall composition, including its subsurface,
A small size is important for saving space on the plane and energy while in flight. Although the probe will roam
"This will also be the first probe to obtain a microscopic image, allowing you to achieve human-hair resolution."