NASA-supported researchers have released the first set of spectra made available in the NASA Raman Spectroscopic Database (Ramdb). This database was developed to provide a publicly accessible, user-friendly resource of spectra relevant to planetary science research.

The new paper describes the methods used to obtain and process spectra and a walkthrough of how to use the database located at Ramdb will continue to be expanded with samples relevant to Astrophysics, Planetary Science, Exobiology, and Earth Science, and will provide access to data relevant to future space exploration missions.

The paper, “The NASA Raman spectroscopic database: Ramdb version 1.00,” was published in the journal Icarus.