Laser Instrument For Mars Rover Delivered

By Frank Morring, Jr.

Technicians at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are ready to install a unique instrument on NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory that will allow the big rover to analyze the chemical composition of rocks and soil as far as 7 meters (23 ft.) away.

Dubbed ChemCam, the U.S./French device uses a Neodymium doped Potassium-Gadolinium Tungstate ...

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