ENose sniffs out dangerous chemicals

Date:9 February 2010 Tags:

The Electronic Nose, or ENose, flew for six months on the International Space Station monitoring the air the astronauts breathed.

While on the space station, the ENose sampled the air with 32 sensors that can detect various odours and pinpoint which ones are dangerous to humans. The sleek, shoebox-sized ENose, the third generation of its kind, monitored the air for 10 contaminants continuously.


 

This video shows the ENose in operation on the ISS with Astronaut Mike Fincke…
 

Video and image credit: Nasa/JPL
 

Read the related news story: Electronic nose returns from International Space Station
 

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