Curiosity Rover Begins Drilling On Mars

Credit: NASA/JPL
LOS ANGELES — NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has begun drilling on the planet’s surface for the first time, paving the way for the vehicle’s initial sample-collection efforts. The rover used both percussion and rotation to bore about 2 cm (0.8 in.) into a sample in an area of vein-bearing rock called...

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