Canadian scientist eager to begin ‘detective work’ with Mars rover

Sunrise on Mars

ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY

August 7, 2012 – Globe and Mail

With Curiosity safely landed on Mars, the real work begins. And this is where Canadian expertise comes in.

Designed by a University of Guelph professor, funded by the Canadian Space Agency and built by Canada’s MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer is a key part of gleaning information on Mars’s ancient history, and maybe the secrets to life on other planets.

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