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|Title: ||Multispectral microimager for astrobiology|
|Authors: ||Sellar, R. Glenn|
Farmer, Jack D.
|Keywords: ||multispectral imager|
|Issue Date: ||13-Aug-2006 |
|Publisher: ||Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006.|
|Citation: ||SPIE Optics and Photonics Symposium , Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology X, San Diego, California, August 13-17, 2006|
|Abstract: ||A primary goal of the astrobiology program is the search for fossil records. The astrobiology exploration strategy calls for the location and return of samples indicative of environments conducive to life, and that best capture and preserve biomarkers. Successfully returning samples from environments conducive to life requires two primary capabilities: (1) in situ mapping of the mineralogy in order to determine whether the desired minerals are present; and (2) nondestructive screening of samples for additional in-situ testing and/or selection for return to laboratories for more in-depth examination.|
|Appears in Collections:||JPL TRS 1992+|
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