Life on Earth
Life on Earth experiments investigate life on the planet’s surface using the Astro Pi computer known as “Izzy”. Izzy has multiple sensors and a near-infrared camera (with a blue optical filter) that faces out of a window in the ISS and is pointed at Earth.
If you choose this theme, you will need to submit an experiment idea that makes use of Izzy’s camera; use of the sensors is optional.
More about the Astro Pi computers
Life on Earth rules
- Your experiment must make use of the near-infrared camera and you must understand that the camera does not have thermal imaging capacity to measure the Earth's temperature.
- Your experiment must not use night-time photography.
- You cannot choose a destination to photograph, as the ISS could be anywhere on its orbit during our three-hour runtime.
- You must understand that the camera will not be able to pick up detail like cars, roads, or buildings.