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This image show the inner working/body of the PIXL instrument superimposed over a sunset picture of Mars.
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07.31.2014

X-Ray Instrument for Mars 2020 Rover is PIXL

This diagram depicts the sensor head of the Planetary Instrument for X-RAY Lithochemistry, or PIXL, which has been selected as one of seven investigations for the payload of NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission. PIXL is an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer that will also contain an imager with high resolution to determine the fine-scale elemental composition of Martian surface materials.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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