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Drilling Success: Curiosity is Collecting Mars Rocks

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NASA Curiosity rover drill hole

NASA's Curiosity rover successfully drilled a 2-inch-deep hole in a target called "Duluth" on May 20. It was the first rock sample captured by the drill since October 2016. This image was taken by Curiosity's Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Sol 2057.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Engineers working with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have been hard at work testing a new way for the rover to drill rocks and extract powder from them.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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