Wet Chemistry Lab
The Wet Chemistry Lab consists of a number of 'test tubes' that allows the analysis of the chemical properties of soils. The 'test tube' contains sensors that are able to detect pH of soil, and other sensors that are capable of detecting and determining relative abundances of different elements within the soil. The Wet Chemistry Lab contains a heater that 'bakes' the soil and records what gases are released, including water, sulphate and methane. See Wet Chemistry Lab Database for more information.
Wet Chemistry Lab in action on the Mars Phoenix Lander.
et Chemistry Lab with four 'test tubes' and sensor units.
One test tube and sensor unit from the Wet Chemistry Lab.