PIA13463: Sample Analysis at Mars for Curiosity
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: SAM
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Produced By: Goddard Space Flight Center
Other Information: JPL News Release 2010-331
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The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., will analyze samples of Martian rock and soil collected by the rover's arm to assess carbon chemistry through a search for organic compounds, and to look for clues about planetary change. SAM will explore molecular and elemental chemistry relevant to life.

Image Credit:
NASA/GSFC

Image Addition Date:
2010-10-08