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Title A LANL Scientist's Dream Takes Off to Zap Rocks on Mars
Speaker/Author Wiens, Roger
Publication Date2012 Jan 01
OSTI Identifier1047167
Resource TypeOther
Research OrgLos Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring OrgUSDOE
Subject42 ENGINEERING; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
Description/AbstractRoger Wiens, with a team of 40 people at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the collaboration of the French space institute IRAP, created ChemCam, a laser spectrometer and telescope device aboard the Curiosity rover. ChemCam will blast rocks from as far as 7 meters, vaporize bits of their surfaces, and spectroscopically determine their chemical composition, aiding in the search for life on Mars, and making this scientist's boyhood dream a reality.
Country of PublicationUS
LanguageEnglish
FormatMedium: AV; Other: Run Time- 00:03:10
System Entry Date2012 Aug 03

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