Curiosity rover packs up drill, hits the Martian road again

August 27, 2014 11:27 PM

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Curiosity rover packs up drill, hits the Martian road again

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has passed up a potential drilling target and instead resumed the long trek to a huge Red Planet mountain.

Mission team members had been considering drilling a Mars rock dubbed "Bonanza King" but scrapped the idea after pre-drilling activities suggested that the stone is not stable enough, NASA officials said.

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