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Home As seen in this artist’s concept, the SHERLOC instrument is located on the end of the robotic arm of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover. (NASA/JPL-Caltech) As seen in this artist's concept, the SHERLOC instrument is located on the end of the robotic arm of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

As seen in this artist’s concept, the SHERLOC instrument is located on the end of the robotic arm of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

As seen in this artist's concept, the SHERLOC instrument is located on the end of the robotic arm of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

As seen in this artist’s concept, the SHERLOC instrument is located on the end of the robotic arm of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

An engineering model of SHERLOC, one the instruments onboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover. Located on the end of the rover’s robotic arm, SHERLOC will help determine which samples to take so that they can be sealed in metal tubes and left on the Martian surface for future return to Earth. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)