PIA16446: Inlet Covers for Sample Analysis at Mars
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
 Spacecraft:  Curiosity
 Instrument:  SAM
 Product Size:  1425 x 1038 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
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This subframe image from the left Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the covers in place over two sample inlet funnels of the rover's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite.

Curiosity delivered SAM's first soil sample on the day this image was taken, the 93rd Martian day, or sol, of the mission (Nov. 9, 2012).

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, manages the Mars Science Laboratory Project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. JPL designed and built the rover.

For more information about Curiosity and its mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/msl and http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl.

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