Planets and Moons  ID: 14211

SAM: 10 Years at Gale Crater

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.

Credits

James Tralie (ADNET):
Lead Producer
Lead Editor

Charles A. Malespin (NASA/GSFC):
Scientist

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center