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Tarcea, N.; Popp, J.; Schmitt, M.; Kiefer, W.; Hochleitner, Rupert; Simon, G.; Hilchenbach, M.; Hofer, S.; Stuffler, T.; Lacoste, H. (2002): Raman spectroscopy as a suitable tool for biological and mineralogical in situ planetary studies. In: European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, No. 518
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In the last few years Raman spectroscopy has been identified as a possible method for in situ planetary analysis. The most important fields Raman spectroscopy is addressing are the mineralogical and organic/biological analysis on the micrometer size scale. Some of the advantages and the limitations of Raman spectroscopy as a method of investigation for future planetary missions are discussed here, and as an illustration, this method has been used for analysing meteorite material of martian origin.