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Title: Exploring Mars with Curiosity and its Laser

Abstract

The 1-ton Curiosity rover has been exploring Gale crater on Mars since 2012. Its payload includes the ChemCam laser instrument, led by LANL. ChemCam uses the laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technique to obtain remote elemental compositions of Mars rocks and soils. In this presentation I explain how we operate this instrument on Mars and what we have discovered.

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
OSTI Identifier:
1492625
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-19-20251
DOE Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Planetary Sciences

Citation Formats

Wiens, Roger Craig. Exploring Mars with Curiosity and its Laser. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1492625.
Wiens, Roger Craig. Exploring Mars with Curiosity and its Laser. United States. doi:10.2172/1492625.
Wiens, Roger Craig. Tue . "Exploring Mars with Curiosity and its Laser". United States. doi:10.2172/1492625. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1492625.
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