Raman spectroscopy and planetary exploration: Testing the ExoMars/RLS system at the Tabernas Desert (Spain)

  title={Raman spectroscopy and planetary exploration: Testing the ExoMars/RLS system at the Tabernas Desert (Spain)},
  author={Marco Veneranda and Guillermo Lopez‐Reyes and Jose Antonio Manrique-Martinez and Aurelio Sanz-Arranz and Jes{\'u}s Medina and Carlos P{\'e}rez and C{\'e}sar Quintana and Andoni G. Moral and Jose Antonio Rodriguez and Jes{\'u}s Zafra and L.M. Nieto Calzada and Fernando Rull},
  journal={Microchemical Journal},
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