MOMA GC-MS Coupling

Abstract : The goals of the joint ESA - Roscosmos Exo - Mars - 2018 rover mission is t o search for “signs of life” molecules (large, non - volatile orga n- ic or bi o logical molecules that suggest existing or prior biosy n thetic activity) on the Martian surface and near subsur face and t o distinguish between the endog e nous and exo g enous sources of Martian organics. T he Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) aboard the ExoMars rover will be a key analytical tool in providing chem i cal (molecular) information from the solid samples, with particular focus on the chara c- terization of organic content. Central to MOMA i n- strume ntation is a gas chromatograph - mass spectrom e- ter (GC - MS) which provides the unique ability to characterize a broad range of co m pounds allowing chemical analyses of volatile and non - volatile species. Both instruments have been tested separately first and ha ve been coupled in order to test the eff i ciency of the future MOMA GC - MS instrument.
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A. Buch, V. Pinnick, Cyril Szopa, R. Danell, F. van Amerom, et al.. MOMA GC-MS Coupling. 45th LPSC Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Mar 2014, Houston, United States. ⟨hal-01815623⟩

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