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Title: A LANL Scientist's Dream Takes Off to Zap Rocks on Mars

Roger 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 more »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.« less
Title: A LANL Scientist's Dream Takes Off to Zap Rocks on Mars
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Publication Date: 2012-01-01
OSTI Identifier: 1047167
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 42 ENGINEERING ; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS ; Mars ; LANL ; Los Alamos ; Los Alamos Lab ; Los Alamos National Lab ; Los Alamos National Laboratory ; Curiosity Rover ; Mars rover ; NASA ; JPL ; Jet propulsion laboratory ; Mars science laboratory ; ChemCam ; lazer
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:03:10
System Entry Date: 2016-01-28