The Beagle 2 microscope

Lüthi, B. S.; Thomas, N.; Hviid, S. F.; Keller, H. U.; Markiewicz, W. J.; Blümchen, T.; Smith, P. H.; Tanner, R.; Oquest, C.; Reynolds, R.; Josset, J.-L.; Beauvivre, S.; Hofmann, B.; Rüffer, P. and Pillinger, Colin (2004). The Beagle 2 microscope. In: 35th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 15-19 Mar 2004, Houston, Texas, USA.



The Beagle 2 microscope provides optical images of the Martian surface at a resolution 5x higher than any other experiment currently planned. By using a novel illumination system it images in three colors and can also detect fluorescent materials.

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