Video Introduces Curiosity’s Sample Analysis Instrument

The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., will analyze samples of material collected by the rover's arm. (Credits: NASA).

Source: NASA

This video trailer introduces the mission of the SAM instrument suite aboard the Mars Science Laboratory, otherwise known as the Curiosity rover. SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) will look for evidence of water, carbon and other building blocks of life in the Martian soil and atmosphere.