PIA15100: SAM Instrument at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
 Mission:  Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
 Spacecraft:  Curiosity
 Instrument:  SAM
 Product Size:  4256 x 2832 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  NASA
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA15100.tif (36.16 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA15100.jpg (1.05 MB)

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The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission will study chemistry of rocks, soil and air as the mission's rover, Curiosity, investigates Gale Crater on Mars. SAM was built at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., where this image was taken.

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