PSI Senior Scientist Roger Clark moved a spectroscopy lab into PSI’s Tucson facility. The lab equipment came from Colorado, where it was donated by the U.S. Geologic Survey office in Lakewood.
The equipment, an environment chamber facility, features four different chambers that can study temperatures, pressures and other factors. “This simulates planetary surfaces virtually anywhere in the Solar System, from hot Mercury to almost Pluto,” Clark said.
Below, Clark is shown unpacking an environmental chamber instrument in the Tucson lab.