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Micro-XRF : elemental analysis for in situ geology and astrobiology

Show simple item record Hodyss, Robert Wade, Lawrence 2013-07-09T14:24:20Z 2013-07-09T14:24:20Z 2012-10-12
dc.identifier.citation International Workshop on Instrumentation for Planetary Missions, Greenbelt, Maryland, October 10, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-3787
dc.description.abstract The ability to make close-up measurements of rock chemistry is one of the most fundamental tools for astrobiological exploration of Mars and other rocky bodies of the solar system. When con-ducting surface-based exploration, lithochemical measurements provide critical data that enable interpretation of the local geology, which in turn is vital for determining habitability and searching for evidence of life. The value of lithochemical measurements for geological interpretations has been repeatedly demonstrated with virtually every landed Mars mission over the past four decades. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject x-ray flourescence en_US
dc.subject Mars en_US
dc.subject instruments en_US
dc.title Micro-XRF : elemental analysis for in situ geology and astrobiology en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Instrumentation and Photography en_US

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