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Raman imaging for high throughput biomarker field detections
Author(s): Zuki Tanaka; Thomas Beer; Christopher P. McKay; Rosalba Bonaccorsi; Claire Gu; Bin Chen
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7441, Instruments and Methods for Astrobiology and Planetary Missions XII, 74410I (3 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.833084
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Zuki Tanaka, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Thomas Beer, Martin-Luther-Univ. Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)
Christopher P. McKay, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Rosalba Bonaccorsi, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Claire Gu, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Bin Chen, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7441:
Instruments and Methods for Astrobiology and Planetary Missions XII
Kurt D. Retherford; Richard B. Hoover; Gilbert V. Levin; Alexei Yu. Rozanov, Editor(s)

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