rock analysis?

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Doug Lauber







PostPosted: January 4, 2013 10:21 PM 

What are the daily results of the Mars Science Laboratory? Where can I find these findings? I've read a few sentences about 'feldspar' and I'd like more info from Curiosity's chemcam device.

John Henry Dough


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PostPosted: February 11, 2013 8:45 AM 

Inside the sample-handling device, the powder will be vibrated once or twice over a sieve that screens out any particles larger than six-thousandths of an inch (150 microns) across. Small portions of the sieved sample will fall through ports on the rover deck into the Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) instrument and the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument. These instruments then will begin the much-anticipated detailed analysis.
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