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Nasa Mars Rover Curiosity Drills Second Rock Target


Curiosity drill hole, Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drilled into this rock target, "Cumberland," during the 279th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars (May 19, 2013) and collected a powdered sample of material from the rock's interior. Analysis of the Cumberland samp

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has used the drill on its robotic arm to collect a powdered sample from the interior of a rock called "Cumberland."

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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