SAM: 10 Years at Gale Crater

  • Released Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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Who can help us search for signs of past life on Mars? SAM!
Well, it's SAM for short. The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Rover helps scientists search for and measure organic chemicals and light elements that are important ingredients potentially associated with life! Watch to learn more from Goddard scientists Dr. Charles Malespin, Principal Investigator of SAM.


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