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A high-resolution color camera has obtained thousands of images down to resolutions of less than 100 meters, and a visible to near-infrared spectrometer has acquired millions of spectra of the surface down to resolutions smaller than 1 kilometer.
NIRQuest from Ocean Optics the world leader in miniature photonics, is a fibre optic near-infrared spectrometer easily adaptable for cost-effective on-line process control measurements from 900-2500 nm.
A grating on the craft's near-infrared spectrometer has become stuck, and the loss of a computer memory cell briefly shut down Galileo just before the Oct.
Dawn has a high-quality camera, along with a back-up; a visible and near-infrared spectrometer that will identify minerals on the surface; and a gamma ray and neutron spectrometer that will reveal the abundance of elements such as iron and hydrogen, possibly from water, in the soil.
The decision to land on Eros came about six weeks after the craft's near-infrared spectrometer failed.
As for organic compounds, Galileo has yet to find any on Europa However, the craft's near-infrared spectrometer has detected some organic compounds on two of Europa's colder sister moons, Ganymede and Callisto.
Using a near-infrared spectrometer, which reveals the types of minerals present based on the wavelengths of light they absorb and emit, Wray and colleagues have found clear layers of clay and sulfates in Columbus crater-just what would appear if a large lake had slowly evaporated.
An 11th-hour upload of instructions commanded the onboard camera to take more than 1,100 images, and to record data from the near-infrared spectrometer and magnetometer, as NEAR passed by (at about 1 kilometer per second) at a disappointingly large distance of 4,100 km.
The European near-infrared spectrometer SIR-2, which was commissioned successfully on November 19, was also switched on and sent back housekeeping data indicating normal functionality.
Its growth and cooling were monitored by Galileo's near-infrared spectrometer (NIMS).