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Protein array sensor for organics (PASO)
Author(s): David S. McKay; Andrew Steele; David M. Warmflash; Mary Schweitzer; Seth Pincus; Juan Perez Mercader; Victor Parro Garcia; Carlos Briones Llorente
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Paper Abstract

Direct detection of organic biomarkers for living or fossil microbes on Mars by an in-situ instrument is a worthy goal for future lander missions. We are developing a prototype instrument based on immunological reactions to specific antibodies to cause activation of fluorescent stains. We expect to propose a fully developed version of the instrument for inclusion on the 2007 Mars landing mission.

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Date Published: 5 February 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4495, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology IV, (5 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454753
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David S. McKay, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
Andrew Steele, Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
David M. Warmflash, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
Mary Schweitzer, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Seth Pincus, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Juan Perez Mercader, Ctr. de Astrobiologia (Spain)
Victor Parro Garcia, Ctr. de Astrobiologia (Spain)
Carlos Briones Llorente, Ctr. de Astrobiologia (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4495:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology IV
Richard B. Hoover; Gilbert V. Levin; Roland R. Paepe; Alexei Yu. Rozanov, Editor(s)

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