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inXitu, Inc. was a Mountain View, CA based company which developed portable X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis instruments. The company name was a combination of the terms 'in situ' and 'X-ray', portraying the company's dedication to developing X-ray instruments that could be easily transported to the original site of the material being analyzed.

InXitu's portable rock and mineral analyzer "Terra" received a prestigious R&D 100 Award and was chosen to fly on the Mars Science Laboratory rover scheduled for launch in 2009. 1.