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Hyperspectral data measurements and analysis to support planetary exploration
Convener: Cristian Carli  | Co-Conveners: Giovanna Serventi , Alessandro Maturilli , Kerri Donaldson Hanna , Pierre Beck 
 / Tue, 25 Apr, 13:30–17:00

The analysis of hyperspectral remote sensing observations from orbiting spacecraft and rovers in the last decades has improved our knowledge about the different bodies in our Solar System. Visible to near infrared as well as thermal infrared spectroscopy enable the mapping of surface compositions of the different planetary surfaces, through the detection of rock-forming minerals as well as secondary mineralogies, and to highlight the different molecular species in planetary atmospheres. Moreover, future explorations will likely involve other spectroscopic techniques (e.g., Raman) and will achieve new scientific goals including high spatial resolution hyperspectral mapping of planetary bodies (e.g. Mercury, asteroids, Phobos, and outer icy moons), the analysis of Mars’ atmospheric dust components, and the search for biosignatures (e.g. Mars, Europa, and Enceladus).
Each Solar System object has its specifics, including temperature, atmospheric pressure and composition and exposition level to solar and galactic energetic particles. For these reasons, past and future explorations, both from orbit and in-situ, need the support of laboratory activities involving different types of spectroscopic techniques, sample characterization and the integration of those different data sets.
Papers on experimental works and modeling of laboratory data, as well as the integration of data from different experimental techniques applied to planetary missions are solicited to provide the scientific community the opportunity to exchange their expertise and knowledge.