Frosty: A micro-fabricated optical seismometer to measure minute forces in a mighty environment


A NASA-sponsored team at Michigan Aerospace Corporation and Southern Methodist University (SMU) is developing a microfabricated all-optical seismometer called Frosty that can gather data in the harsh environments encountered on icy worlds such as Jupiter's moon Europa.

These icy worlds are prime targets of study to achieve one of NASA’s longstanding goals – to determine whether or not we are alone in the universe. Read more here.