NASA Curiosity Rover Drills its First Hole at Mount Sharp (PHOTO)

September 26, 2014 4:00 PM

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NASA's Curiosity rover has reached the ultimate destination in its science mission on Mars and has officially broken the ground at Mount Sharp.

According to, Curiosity drilled about 2.6 into the base of the mountain in the middle of the Gale Crater, the rover's landing spot. The one-ton rover collected pieces of powdered rock for future analysis.

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