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Scientist Testing Curiosity Rovers Sampling
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Scientist Testing Curiosity Rover's Sampling

August 2, 2012
Goddard scientist Jennifer Eigenbrode injected a chemical into a rock sample and then heated the test tube to determine whether the sample-preparation method preserved the sample's molecular structure. Her testing proved successful, ultimately leading to the experiment's inclusion on the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument. Image Credit: Chris Gunn


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