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Keywords:NASA, Goddard, SAM, Mars, MSL
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.78 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken18-Nov-10 10:43
Date modified18-Nov-10 13:21
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length26 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/30 at f/4.5
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
I AM SAM

I AM SAM

The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument is considered one of the most complicated instruments ever to land on the surface of another planet. Equipped with a gas chromatograph, a quadruple mass spectrometer, and a tunable laser spectrometer, SAM will carry out the initial search for organic compounds when the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover lands in 2012.