|The Principal Investigators continue with AstrobioBot's rover makeover. He's traumatized by the loss of his wheels, but his worries are quickly dispelled as the scientists administer a range of treatments to test AstrobioBot's new instruments. First is the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument. SAM will allow AstrobioBot to study carbon chemistry and organic compounds on Mars. Next is the Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD), built with contributions from the German Space Agency. This instrument will characterize radiation at the martian surface. Then there's a small weather station contributed by the Spanish government - the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS). Finally, AstrobioBot is given a chance to test the Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) instrument, which lets him study mineralogy to characterize past or present habitats for life!
|Keywords from Episode 36 |
|SAM, Mineralogy, RAD and REMS|