Mars Rover

Curiosity drills rock for sample

Print edition : March 08, 2013

The drilling took place on February 8, or Sol 182, Curiosity’s 182nd Martian day of operations. Several preparatory activities with the drill preceded this operation, including a test that produced the shallower hole on the right two days earlier, but the deeper hole resulted from the first use of the drill for rock sample collection. Photo: Courtesy: NASA

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