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NASA | The Mars Chamber

The Mars chamber is a box--about the size of a refrigerator--that re-creates the temperatures, pressures, and atmosphere of the Martian surface, essentially creating a Mars environment on Earth!Scientists and engineers use this chamber to test experiments on the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite--a fully functioning chemistry lab about the Curiosity Mars rover.By re-creating Mars on Earth and using an exact duplicate of SAM, scientists can "pre-run" experiments on SAM to make sure everything will work properly on the Mars rover. Learn more about the Mars chamber by watching this video! This video is public domain and can be downloaded at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?11045Like our videos? Subscribe to NASA's Goddard Shorts HD podcast:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/iTunes/f0004_index.htmlOr find NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/NASA.GSFCOr find us on Twitter:http://twitter.com/NASAGoddard
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