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01.06.2010

Scientist Jennifer Eigenbrode using a soil simulant for testing

Scientist Jennifer Eigenbrode used a soil simulant - material that closely resembles material found on the martian surface - to test the effectiveness of a sample-preparation method that was added to the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument, one of 10 flying on the Mars Science Laboratory.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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