Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements

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The Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements (CESR), now IRAP (Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie), is a French laboratory of space astrophysics. It is located in Toulouse. The centers main areas of investigation are: space plasmas, planetology, the high energy universe, the cold Universe.

It is jointly operated by CNRS and Toulouse's Paul Sabatier University.

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The ChemCam instrument on Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory) was developed by CESR in conjunction with the Los Alamos National Laboratory.[1][2][3] It landed on the planet Mars in August 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MSL Science Corner: Chemistry & Camera (ChemCam)". NASA/JPL. 
  2. ^ Salle B.; Lacour J. L.; Mauchien P.; Fichet P.; Maurice S.; Manhes G. (2006). "Comparative study of different methodologies for quantitative rock analysis by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in a simulated Martian atmosphere" (PDF). Spectrochimica Acta Part B-Atomic Spectroscopy. 61 (3): 301–313. Bibcode:2006AcSpe..61..301S. doi:10.1016/j.sab.2006.02.003. 
  3. ^ Wiens R.C.; Maurice S. (2008). "Corrections and Clarifications, News of the Week". Science. 322 (5907): 1466. doi:10.1126/science.322.5907.1466a. 

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