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An artist's rendering of the SuperCam instrument aboard the next generation Mars rover scheduled to visit the Red Planet in 2020.
Artist's Concept of the SuperCam Instrument for Mars 2020 Rover
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Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment (MOXIE) is an exploration technology investigation that will produce oxygen from Martian atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment Instrument for Mars 2020 Rover is MOXIE
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Mars, rover tracks, wheels, and the Martian surface are represented in this image
Mars! Join the Journey!
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This diagram shows a rover model highlighting the different instruments for NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission. Flags from Spain, Norway and Spain are also next to the instruments from those countries.
Payload for NASA's Mars 2020 Rover
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This image shows the SHERLOC instrument for the Mars 2020 rover superimposed on a Mars image.
Ultraviolet Instrument for Mars 2020 Rover is SHERLOC
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This image show the inner working/body of the PIXL instrument superimposed over a sunset picture of Mars.
X-Ray Instrument for Mars 2020 Rover is PIXL
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This artist's sketch is based on the Curiosity rover in NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, with proposed modifications based on the science definition team's recommendations.
Blue-Print-Style Rover Sketch, Artist's Concept
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Evolving Science Strategies for Mars Exploration
Evolving Science Strategies for Mars Exploration
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Mission Timeline
Mission Timeline
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Planning for NASA's 2020 Mars rover envisions a basic structure that capitalizes on re-using the design and engineering work done for the NASA rover Curiosity, which landed on Mars in 2012, but with new science instruments selected through competition for accomplishing different science objectives with the 2020 mission.
Artist's Concept of Mars 2020 Rover, Annotated
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Seeking signs of past life on Mars would be a multi-step process, according to the Science Definition Team for NASA's Mars 2020 mission.
Scientific Process for Detecting Past Mars Life
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This shows one prototype for hardware to cache samples of cores drilled from Martian rocks for possible future return to Earth.
Creating a Returnable Cache of Martian Samples
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These two images illustrate the value of being able to identify different compositions at very small scales.
The Importance of Nested Scales of Observations, Fine Scales
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Observations at large scales, such as panoramas of Martian landscapes, help researchers identify smaller-scale features of special interest for examination in more detail.
The Importance of Nested Scales of Observations, Large Scales
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Planning for NASA's 2020 Mars rover envisions a basic structure that capitalizes on the design and engineering work done for the NASA rover Curiosity, which landed on Mars in 2012, but with new science instruments selected through competition for accomplishing different science objectives.
Artist's Concept of Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's sketch is loosely based on the Curiosity rover in NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission. Mission planners would potentially leverage aspects of this rover design for a Mars mission designed to launch in 2020.
Rover Sketch, Artist's Concept
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This artist's concept is loosely based on the Curiosity rover in NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission. Mission planners would potentially leverage aspects of this rover design for a Mars mission designed to launch in 2020.
Mars Rover Artist's Concept
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This artist's concept shows the sky crane maneuver during the descent of NASA's Curiosity rover to the Martian surface.
Curiosity's Sky Crane Maneuver, Artist's Concept
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This is an artist's concept of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft during its cruise phase between launch and final approach to Mars.
Mars Science Laboratory Spacecraft During Cruise, Artist's Concept
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This is an artist concept of the Atlas V541 launch vehicle that will carry NASA's Curiosity rover on its way to Mars.
Curiosity Launch Vehicle, Artist's Concept
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