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Nasa's Curiosity Rover Drills Sandstone Slab on Mars

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Curiosity drills Mars sandstone

This May 5, 2014, image from the Navigation Camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows two holes at top center drilled into a sandstone target called "Windjana." The farther hole was created by the rover's drill while it collected rock-powder sample mate

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Portions of rock powder collected by the hammering drill on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from a slab of Martian sandstone will be delivered to the rover's internal instruments.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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