PIA13874: Sensor Head on the Mars-bound APXS Instrument
 Mission:  Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
 Spacecraft:  Curiosity
 Instrument:  Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer 
 Product Size:  4000 x 3000 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
JPL News Release 2011-059
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The sensor head on the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer instrument was installed during testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The instrument is part of the Curiosity rover, which will fly on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission. For perspective, the sensor head is 7.8 centimeters, or about 3 inches tall.

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