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Home This image shows the Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) on NASA’s Curiosity rover, with the Martian landscape in the background. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS) This image shows the Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) on NASA's Curiosity rover, with the Martian landscape in the background. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

This image shows the Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) on NASA’s Curiosity rover, with the Martian landscape in the background. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

This image shows the Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) on NASA's Curiosity rover, with the Martian landscape in the background. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

This image shows the Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) on NASA’s Curiosity rover, with the Martian landscape in the background. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

This set of images from NASA’s Curiosity rover shows the inlet covers for the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument opening and closing, as the rover continues to check out its instruments in the first phase after landing. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
This image from NASA’s Curiosity rover shows the cover on an inlet that will receive powdered rock and soil samples for analysis. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)