The ten science instruments on the MSL rover. Remote sensing instruments include Mastcam (Mast Camera) and ChemCam (Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Chemistry and Microimaging) located on the remote sensing mast. Contact science instruments include APXS (Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer) and MAHLI (Mars Hand Lens Imager) located on the end of the robotic arm. Analytical laboratory instruments include CheMin (Chemistry and Mineralogy) and SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) located inside the rover body. The environmental instruments include RAD (Radiation Assessment Detector), DAN (Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons), REMS (Rover Environmental Monitoring Station), and MARDI (Mars Descent Imager).
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