January 5, 2013

Mars Rover Finally Set to Drill Some Rock

Jonathan Amos, BBC News


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After breaking for the holidays, the mission team would be raring to undertake the task in the coming days, said lead scientist John Grotzinger.

The robot has driven about 650m from its landing site, dropping down into a depression known as Yellowknife Bay.

It is in this depression that the target rock will probably be chosen.

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TAGGED: Rocks, Drilling, Soil, Mars, Curiosity (rover)

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