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The Mars Science Laboratory landed in Gale crater on Mars in August 2012, and the Curiosity rover then began field studies on its drive toward Mount Sharp, a central peak

The Mars Science Laboratory landed in Gale crater on Mars in August 2012, and the Curiosity rover then began field studies on its drive toward Mount Sharp, a central peak made of ancient sediments. CheMin is one of ten instruments on or inside the rover, all designed to provide detailed information on the rocks, soils and atmosphere in this region. CheMin is a miniaturized X-ray diffraction/X-ray fluorescence (XRD/XRF) instrument that uses transmission geometry with an energy-discriminating CCD detector.

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    • 2014-10-21
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1107/S2052252514021150
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      2052-2525

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    Bish, D., Blake, D., Vaniman, D., Sarrazin, P., Bristow, T., Achilles, C., . . . Yen, A. (2014). The first X-ray diffraction measurements on Mars. IUCrJ, 1(6), 514-522. doi:10.1107/s2052252514021150

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