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Laser-based exploration of planetary surfaces: lab, field, and mission instruments and concepts

The capability for simultaneous multispecies detection, rapid analysis, high sensitivity, and high spatial resolution make laser spectroscopy technologies very attractive for the in-situ characterization of organic, mineralogical, and chemical species during planetary exploration.
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What we know about our universe is changing all the time. New discoveries are happening more now than at any time in our history as humans. 

We know that you want to see the inner workings of the research that's done at our facilites and our scientists want to share their work with you as it happens. For as little as $20 per month, you'll get more access to the SETI Institute and The Carl Sagan center than ever before. Plus right now, as a donor you'll get some of the great perks with our Communicate campaign - Like T-Shirts and window clings to show your friends that you care about discovery and exploration.

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