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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Drills for the First Time Since 2016
March 01, 2018
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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Drills for the First Time Since 2016

NASA’s Curiosity rover has conducted the first test of a new drilling technique on Mars since its drill stopped working.  The Martian rover drilled into a red planet rock for the first time since 2016. Curiosity dug a hole about 0.5 inches (1.3 centimeters) deep into a Martian rock on Monday (Feb. 26). This was just the...

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover is Ready to Drill for Martian Organics
October 25, 2017
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NASA’s Curiosity Rover is Ready to Drill for Martian Organics

After 10 months of waiting, Mars Curiosity Rover is ready to drill rocks. Last week, NASA did a careful test run with the Curiosity rover’s drill, using a new technique. Curiosity didn’t do any drilling because 10 months ago the drilling instrument broke. The drill had stopped functioning properly just as the...

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