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The Drill We Sent to Mars

Curiosity has a drill on Mars. Complete with extra drill bits!
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Drill Issue Could Threaten Mars Rover Curiosity’s Mission

Technology / Social Media : Mashable: Social Media

As NASA's Mars rover Curiosity prepares to use its rock-boring drill for the first time, engineers are troubleshooting an issue with the power tool that may affect the entire mission. Curiosity's fast-spinning percussive drill shoul...

Why Has Curiosity Slowed Down Its Course During Its First Mars Year?

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo Australia

The Mars Curiosity Rover has completed its first Mars year in the Red Planet — 687 Earth days exploring and drilling on its way to its first destination — Murray Buttes. Overall, it’s been a Mars year full of successes, even if we h...

Curiosity Rover Resumes Science Operations With Second Drilling

Academics / General Science : Wired: Science

Curiosity's adventures on Mars continue with another drilling operation: On May 20, the rover drilled into a rock named Cumberland, creating a hole measuring a bit more than half an inch across.

NASA confirms Curiosity's first drill sample collected

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity sent back images on Wednesday that confirm it has obtained its first Martian drilling sample. This is not only the first sample drilling ever performed on the Red Planet, but also the first by a rover any...

Mars Curiosity Rover to scoop up and analyze shiny Mars material

Technology : Venture Beat

Shiny objects found on the surface of Mars may, in fact, be native to the planet. Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory team sent commands to the Mars Curiosity Rover today to pick up a bit of the reflective stuff and, if all goes well, ...


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