MSL Curiosity Rover Conducts First Wet Chemistry Run

Credit: Mars rover Curiosity sand scoop from Ogunquit Beach: NASA
CAPE CANAVERAL—For the first time since the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity landed on Mars in August 2012, scientists have used one of the rover’s sealed wet chemistry cups to search for organic compounds on the Red Planet. The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite includes nine wet...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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