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Home In this test image by SHERLOC, an instrument aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover, each color represents a different mineral detected on a rock’s surface. (NASA/JPL-Caltech) In this test image by SHERLOC, an instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance rover, each color represents a different mineral detected on a rock's surface. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

In this test image by SHERLOC, an instrument aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover, each color represents a different mineral detected on a rock’s surface. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

In this test image by SHERLOC, an instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance rover, each color represents a different mineral detected on a rock's surface. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

In this test image by SHERLOC, an instrument aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover, each color represents a different mineral detected on a rock’s surface. (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)