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Low-resource techniques for astrobiology on Mars
Author(s): Mark R. Sims; S. Whitehead; A. A. Mills; W. D. Grant
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Paper Abstract

Martian Landers have limited mass, volume, and power resources. A number of potential 'low resource' techniques will be described for astrobiology on Mars. These include consideration of alternative power systems for obtaining subsurface rock samples and the adaptation of nano- technology and miniaturized for use in detecting organic molecules on Mars. The techniques will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3441, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology, (6 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319831
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Mark R. Sims, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
S. Whitehead, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
A. A. Mills, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
W. D. Grant, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3441:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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