Curiosity Rover Drills Into Mars Mountain, Tastes Acidic Rock

February 9, 2015 12:27 PM

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Curiosity Rover Drills Into Mars Mountain, Tastes Acidic Rock

A NASA rover on Mars is getting another taste of an ancient Martian mountain.

The space agency's Curiosity Mars rover arrived at Mount Sharp in Gale Crater about five months ago, and since then, the 1-ton robot has successfully drilled two samples from the tall mountain, according to NASA. The second sample, taken from a rock named Mojave 2, appears to be more acidic than the...

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