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This image shows the SHERLOC instrument for the Mars 2020 rover superimposed on a Mars image.
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07.31.2014

Ultraviolet Instrument for Mars 2020 Rover is SHERLOC

This illustration depicts the mechanism and conceptual research targets for an instrument named Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals, or SHERLOC. This instrument has been selected as one of seven investigations for the payload of NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission. SHERLOC will be a spectrometer that will provide fine-scale imaging and use an ultraviolet laser to determine fine-scale mineralogy and detect organic compounds.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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