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Mars Curiosity Rover uses drill to get rock interior sample

21 Feb 2013, 11:07 UTC
Mars Curiosity Rover uses drill to get rock interior sample
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Having earlier tested its drilling capabilities, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has successfully used its drill to recover the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet. The sample, taken from bedrock on Mars, will now be analysed by the In-Situ Martian Rock Analysis (CHIMRA) device in conjuction with the Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) instrument and Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument.

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