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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.

Unusual Form Taken By Mars Rock
2013-02-12 08:43:16

On Mars, as on Earth, sometimes things can take on an unusual appearance. A case in point is a shiny-looking rock seen in a recent image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.

Curiosity Drills Into Martian Bedrock
2013-02-10 04:48:18

NASA’s Curiosity rover has become the first robot ever to drill into bedrock and collect a sample on Mars, using a drill located at the end of its mechanical arm to bore a hole into fine-grained sediment, then collecting material from the interior for future analysis.

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.

See The Curiosity Rover Tonight At The Premiere Of "The Changing Face of Mars"
2013-01-23 11:31:08

Space enthusiasts will be able to get "up close and personal" (bring your camera) with a full-scale replica of the Curiosity Mars rover before the free Jan. 23 public premiere of the documentary film "The Changing Face of Mars."

Mars Rover Curiosity's Team Selected To Receive Space Foundation Award
2013-01-16 10:42:18

The NASA mission that had the nation holding its breath as it tested an ingenious but never-before-used landing technique, and continues to amaze with new discoveries about Mars has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Space Foundation's John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration.

Mars Curiosity Rover Brushes Up On Rocks
2013-01-08 09:44:42

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity used its brush to clear away dust from part of a flat rock on Monday, marking the first time that the rover had used that particular tool, officials at the US space agency have announced.

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."


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.