How SAM Processes a Sample (video) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Loading video... Caption NASA's Curiosity rover analyzed its first solid sample of Mars with a variety of instruments, including the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite. Developed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., SAM is a portable chemistry lab tucked inside the Curiosity rover. SAM examines the chemistry of samples it ingests, checking particularly for chemistry relevant to whether an environment can support or could have supported life. Learn more about how SAM processes a sample by watching this video! Higher Resolution/Broadcast quality: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a020000/a020100/a020193/index.html Credit Credit: NASA/Goddard/Chris Smith Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.