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Leak in Curiosity's Wet Chemistry Test Finds Mars Organics

An unexpected leak of a chemical designed to tag complex organic molecules in samples collected by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity appears to have serendipitously done its job

Published On 03/17/2015
6:00 PM EDT
The SAM instrument that houses Curiosity's wet chemistry experiments before being installed inside the Mars Science Laboratory. | NASA/JPL-Caltech