Curiosity’s Environmental Sensing Instruments

  • Emily Lakdawalla
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


Environmental sensing instruments include the Rover Environmental Monitoring Suite (REMS), a package of several meteorological instruments, and the Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD), which measures the radiation dose at the surface. Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) straddles the boundary between remote and environmental sensing; in passive mode it detects ambient neutrons, and it can also bombard the surface with neutrons to explore for subsurface water and light elements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emily Lakdawalla
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  1. 1.The Planetary SocietyPasadenaUSA

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