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

Abstract

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 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.

Authors:
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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1047167
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
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

Citation Formats

Wiens, Roger. A LANL Scientist's Dream Takes Off to Zap Rocks on Mars. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Wiens, Roger. A LANL Scientist's Dream Takes Off to Zap Rocks on Mars. United States.
Wiens, Roger. Thu . "A LANL Scientist's Dream Takes Off to Zap Rocks on Mars". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1047167.
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abstractNote = {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 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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {7}
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