Curiosity gets a gravimeter--repurposed instruments can now measure rock density

Published January 31, 2019 165 Views

Rumble / Tech ReviewsThe Curiosity rover landed on Mars without a gravimeter on board. But researchers realized that its accelerometers--normally used to determine the position of the rover--could be repurposed to measure the density of the rock it was passing over. These measurements can help scientists understand how Gale Crater and Mt. Sharp came to be.

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