Mars Curiosity Rover Makes Drilling Mistake and then Surprise Discovery

January 16, 2015 2:24 AM

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Mars Curiosity Rover Makes Drilling Mistake and then Surprise Discovery

Apparently, the Mars Curiosity rover does not know how to play nice with the rocks on Mars.

“The rock target Mojave that we drilled into yesterday is part of a larger expanse of fractured soft bedrock at the Pahrump Hills site. We’ve seen similar fractured bedrock before and even cracked it on previous drill attempt in other locations,” explains Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada,...

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