near-infrared mapping spectrometer

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(near-infrared mapping spectrophotometer, NIMS)

A remote sensing instrument that makes measurements in the near-infrared region of the light spectrum, from which the chemical composition, structure, and temperature of planetary and satellite atmospheres can be determined, as well as the mineral composition and geochemistry of planetary and satellite surfaces.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Earth Sciences and Geography.

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