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Submission + - Curiosity Conducts Historic First Drilling on Mars (

Zothecula writes: NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity made the historic first drilling ever attempted on the Red Planet on February 6. The drilling, at a patch of flat, vein-bearing rock called "John Klein" at Gale Crater, was the 4X4-sized robot’s first full use of its drilling unit and a major test before it uses the drill to collect pulverized rock samples for analysis in its internal laboratories.
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Curiosity Conducts Historic First Drilling on Mars

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