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Analysis of Surface Materials by the Curiosity Mars Rover: Introduction

Grotzinger, John P. (2013) Analysis of Surface Materials by the Curiosity Mars Rover: Introduction. Science, 341 (6153). p. 1475. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.1244258.

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The 6 August 2012 arrival of the Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars delivered the most technically advanced geochemistry laboratory ever sent to the surface of another planet. Its 10 instruments (1)* were commissioned for operations and were tested on a diverse set of materials, including rocks, soils, and the atmosphere, during the first 100 martian days (sols) of the mission. The five articles presented in full in the online edition of Science (, with abstracts in print (pp. 1476–1477), describe the mission’s initial results, in which Curiosity’s full laboratory capability was used.

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Alternate Title:Curiosity at Gale Crater
Additional Information:© 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Subject Keywords:Gale Crater ; Mars Science Laboratory ; Curiosity
Non-Subject Keywords:Mars Science Laboratory ; Curiosity ; NASA
Issue or Number:6153
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Official Citation:Analysis of Surface Materials by the Curiosity Mars Rover John P. Grotzinger Science 27 September 2013: 341 (6153), 1475. [DOI:10.1126/science.1244258]
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Deposited On:30 Sep 2013 17:11
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