Curiosity bores into Mount Sharp for first time

September 27, 2014 1:27 AM

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Curiosity bores into Mount Sharp for first time

Rover drilled into the mountain’s basal geological layer.

After more than two productive years on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover has reached its primary goal, the base of Mount Sharp in the center of Gale Crater, and started drilling. According to a NASA statement, Curiosity drilled a hole 2.6 inches deep into a rocky outcrop on Mount Sharp late in the day o...

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