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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.

Curiosity Drills On Mars
2013-02-07 19:01:50

NASA announced on Thursday its Curiosity rover has performed a mini drilling test on Mars for the first time.

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.

NASA's Curiosity Rover Snaps Nocturnal Picture On Mars For First Time
2013-01-24 14:54:02

NASA's newest Martian rover has snapped a nocturnal image of a rock on the Red Planet for the first time.

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."


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