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Title: LANL Researcher Roger Wiens Discusses ChemCam

Abstract

Discussion of the ChemCam instrument on the Curiosity Rover that occurred during the NASA press conference prior to launch of the Mars Science Laboratory. The ChemCam instrument was developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory and the French Space Institute. Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher Roger Wiens discusses the instrument on this video. ChemCam uses a laser to "zap" features of the Martian landscape and then uses a spectrometer to gather information about the composition of the sample. ChemCam will help the Curiosity Rover determine whether Mars is or was habitable. The Rover is expected to touch down on the Red Planet on August 5, 2012.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1149481
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; CURIOSITY ROVER; MARS SCIENCE LABORATORY; CHEMCAM; MARS ROVER; MARS; LASER; ROCKS; GEOLOGY; SPACE; PLASMA

Citation Formats

Wiens, Roger. LANL Researcher Roger Wiens Discusses ChemCam. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Wiens, Roger. LANL Researcher Roger Wiens Discusses ChemCam. United States.
Wiens, Roger. Wed . "LANL Researcher Roger Wiens Discusses ChemCam". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1149481.
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abstractNote = {Discussion of the ChemCam instrument on the Curiosity Rover that occurred during the NASA press conference prior to launch of the Mars Science Laboratory. The ChemCam instrument was developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory and the French Space Institute. Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher Roger Wiens discusses the instrument on this video. ChemCam uses a laser to "zap" features of the Martian landscape and then uses a spectrometer to gather information about the composition of the sample. ChemCam will help the Curiosity Rover determine whether Mars is or was habitable. The Rover is expected to touch down on the Red Planet on August 5, 2012.},
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