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NASA announced during a teleconference on Thursday that one particular rock its newest rover Curiosity has reached out and touched has a more dynamic composition than expected.
After NASA picked out a suitable rock to study on the Red Planet, the agency’s Curiosity rover took a little stroll to the Martian sample and, for the first time, used its robotic arm to make contact with an otherworldly artifact.
NASA's Mars Curiosity team has almost finished robotic arm tests in preparation for the rover to touch and examine its first Martian rock.
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, will carry a next generation, onboard "chemical element reader" to measure the chemical ingredients in Martian rocks and soil.
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