Nasa's Curiosity Mars Rover Finds First Mineral Match on Surface

November 6, 2014 8:43 PM

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Nasa's Curiosity Mars Rover Finds First Mineral Match on Surface

"This connects us with the mineral identifications from orbit which can now help guide our investigations as we climb the slope and test hypotheses derived from the orbital mapping," said Curiosity project scientist, John Grotzinger from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.

Curiosity collected the powder by drilling into a rock outcrop at the base of Mount Sharp in late September.

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