A hole on Mars

Engineers working with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have been hard at work testing a new way for the rover to drill rocks and extract powder from them. This past weekend, that effort produced the first drilled sample on Mars in more than a year.

A hole on Mars

The Curiosity rover has learnt a new way to drill holes on the Red Planet.

Wed 23 May 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Drilling success: Curiosity is collecting Mars rocks

Engineers working with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have been hard at work testing a new way for the rover to drill rocks and extract powder from them. This past weekend, that effort produced ...

Wed 23 May 18 from Phys.org

Drilling Success: Curiosity is Collecting Mars Rocks, Fri 25 May 18 from Astrobiology Magazine

NASA's Curiosity rover aims to get its rhythm back

NASA's Curiosity rover could soon be drilling rocks on Mars again.

Fri 18 May 18 from Phys.org

Curiosity Rover is back to drilling Martian rocks and this is really important

NASA engineers had to invent a new clever technique.

Thu 24 May 18 from ZME Science

NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars Just Snagged Its 1st Drilled Samples Since 2016

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity bored 2 inches (5 centimeters) into a rock on Sunday (May 20), grabbing powdered samples for the first time since October 2016, agency officials said.

Thu 24 May 18 from SPACE.com

NASA Curiosity rover gets its drilling groove back on Mars - CNET

Drill, baby, drill.

Wed 23 May 18 from CNET

Back in Action? Mars Rover Curiosity to Test New Drilling Technique Saturday

A mechanical problem knocked Curiosity's drill out of commission in late 2016. Mission team members have been studying ways to get the drill back online ever since, and they plan to test a promising ...

Fri 18 May 18 from SPACE.com

Curiosity drills Mars rock sample for first time in two years

Curiosity's drill is working again. The Mars rover successfully collected a rock sample for the first time since 2016.

Thu 24 May 18 from UPI

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