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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Curiosity SAM Sample Manipulation System carousel

Filed under explaining technology, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)

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Curiosity SAM Sample Manipulation System carousel The sample manipulation system (SMS) on Curiosity SAM is a carousel of two concentric rings of 74 cups made of either quartz or metal. Here it is upside-down. You can watch a video of this machine in operation here.

NASA / JPL / Honeybee Robotics

Original image data dated on or about June 14, 2011.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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