3 September 2009 Raman imaging for high throughput biomarker field detections
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We explore the feasibility of using Raman imaging as a technique for identifying areas of high astrobiological interest on Mars-like surfaces. This paper will discuss the technique, analysis, and possible deployment of rover mounted instrumentation for identifying biogenic samples from Mars analog environments, such as the Mojave Desert and Lassen Volcanic National Park. We also discuss using this technique for the non-destructive, in situ identification snow algae found in harsh environments.
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Zuki Tanaka, Zuki Tanaka, Thomas Beer, Thomas Beer, Christopher P. McKay, Christopher P. McKay, Rosalba Bonaccorsi, Rosalba Bonaccorsi, Claire Gu, Claire Gu, Bin Chen, Bin Chen, } "Raman imaging for high throughput biomarker field detections", Proc. SPIE 7441, Instruments and Methods for Astrobiology and Planetary Missions XII, 74410I (3 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.833084; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.833084
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