New Mars Forums

Official discussion forum of The Mars Society and

You are not logged in.


Announcement: As a reader of NewMars forum, we have opportunities for you to assist with technical discussions in several initiatives underway. NewMars needs volunteers with appropriate education, skills, talent, motivation and generosity of spirit as a highly valued member. Write to newmarsmember * to tell us about your ability's to help contribute to NewMars and become a registered member.

#1 2019-01-21 04:11:15

Registered: 2019-01-21
Posts: 1

Rover Robot equipment

Hi guys,

Do any of you know anything about ChemCam and other equipment Rovers use in order to search for ever existent water on Mars? I am doing a research as part of my studies and would be very thankful if any of you could fill out a short questionnaire for my primary research! Here is the link for the questionnaire please copy and paste in your browser


#2 2019-01-21 05:34:04

From: Winnipeg, Canada
Registered: 2002-08-20
Posts: 7,241

Re: Rover Robot equipment

ChemCam: … s/chemcam/

Other instruments:

To answer your question whether rovers will answer the question of life existence on Mars: No, that will require humans. Dr. Carol Stoker did a little experiment a few years ago. She had students operate rovers on Earth, to look for evidence of life. She didn't tell them where the rovers were, they were remotely operated. None found any. The rovers were in Dinosaur Park, the most concentrated fossils anywhere on Earth.


#3 2019-01-21 10:10:23

From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 25,294


Board footer

Powered by FluxBB