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Mars Rover Scientists Say They're Sitting On A Discovery For The 'History Books'

Mars Rover Scientists Say They're Sitting On A Discovery For The 'History Books'

Dina Spector
Nov. 20, 2012, 2:03 PM

The scientists in charge of NASA's Curiosity rover are sitting on some exciting, but not-yet-confirmed news, NPR's Joe Palca reports.

The major discovery involves the biggest instrument on the Mars rover called the Sample Analysis at Mars, or SAM.

The purpose of SAM is to determine what minerals and chemicals are in the sand, rocks and atmosphere of Mars by collecting and processing samples.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mars-rover-curiosity-major-di...

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