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SAM Instrument at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
SAM Instrument at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission will study chemistry of rocks, soil and air as the mission's rover, Curiosity, investigates Gale Crater on Mars. SAM was built at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., where this image was taken.

Image credit: NASA

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