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Title: Uncovering the Mysteries of Mars Habitability

Los Alamos scientists are uncovering clues about the habitability of ancient Mars using the ChemCam instrument that sits atop NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover. ChemCam has discovered 25 different elements more »on Mars—including manganese and boron—providing important information about conditions that could potentially have supported life on the Red Planet. Los Alamos is now developing a new instrument called SuperCam that will ride aboard the Mars 2020 rover and provide greater detail about the mineralogy and the presence of compounds related to the possibility of life on the surface of Mars.« less
Title: Uncovering the Mysteries of Mars Habitability
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Publication Date: 2017-09-05
OSTI Identifier: 1378472
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY ; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS ; LANL ; CHEMCAM ; SUPERCAM ; LASER ; CURIOSITY ROVER ; MARS ; MARS 2020 ; GALE CRATER ; BORON ; ELEMENTS ; HABITABILITY
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 00:03:14
System Entry Date: 2018-05-31