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Curiosity Tests a New Way to Drill on Mars

Curiosity drill on Mars

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used a new drill method to produce a hole on February 26 in a target named Lake Orcadie. The hole marks the first operation of the rover's drill since a motor problem began acting up more than a year ago.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has conducted the first test of a new drilling technique on the Red Planet since its drill stopped working reliably.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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