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Curiosity's 'ChemCam' Uses Laser To Hit On Martian Drill Tailings
2013-02-14 11:55:13

A day after NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drilled the first sample-collection hole into a rock on Mars, the rover's Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument shot laser pulses into the fresh rock powder that the drilling generated.

Preparing To Drill A Rock On Mars
2013-02-05 14:38:47

The bit of the rock-sampling drill on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity left its mark on a Martian rock this weekend during brief testing of the tool's percussive action.

Curiosity Conducts “Pre-Load” Tests As It Prepares To Drill Into Martian Rock For First Time
2013-01-30 08:24:25

NASA’s Curiosity rover is preparing to use its drill to bore into a Martian rock in the coming days. The rover is carrying out “pre-load” tests to assure the rover’s drill and hardware can handle pressure and temperature variations on the Red Planet.

Curiosity Rover Spends Holiday Break Exploring 'Yellowknife Bay'
2013-01-07 08:55:38

After imaging during the holidays, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity resumed driving Jan. 3 and pulled within arm's reach of a sinuous rock feature called "Snake River."

Curiosity Begins Exploring Yellowknife Bay
2012-12-20 04:50:18

NASA's Curiosity rover began exploring "Yellowknife Bay" on Mars this week, helping to provide information to researchers about which rock to drill.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.