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Curiosity Drill

Rover Bores Into Second Target

Posted 05.21.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 05/20/2013 04:05 PM EDT on SPACE.com NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has broken out its trusty drill again, pulling samples ...

Rover's Drill Reveals Planet's True Colors

Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 02/25/2013 12:36 AM EST on SPACE.com The Red Planet's signature color is only skin deep. NASA's Mars rover Curiosity dri...

Curiosity Photos Spotlight Rover's Historic Drilling Effort

Posted 02.21.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 02/20/2013 05:10 PM EST on SPACE.com NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has beamed home photos confirming that it recovered sa...

Mars Rover Puts Key Device To The Test

AP | Posted 02.08.2013 | Science

PASADENA, Calif. -- The Curiosity rover has drilled a test hole in a Martian rock in preparation for the real thing. Images released Thursday by NASA...

Curiosity Chooses Target For First Drilling Effort

Posted 01.30.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 01/30/2013 08:50 AM EST on SPACE.com NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is sizing up a target rock and flexing its robotic arm...

Curiosity Rover Drill "Danger", "Flaw" and "Malfunction": Not So

Rod Pyle | Posted 02.11.2013 | Science
Rod Pyle

Continued testing and updates of mission plans continue to assure that the Curiosity rover's drill will operate as planned, when needed, for the primary mission and beyond. Now let's go drill some rocks and get on with the exploration of Mars!

Glitch May Threaten Rover's Mars Mission

Posted 12.11.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 12/10/2012 02:53 PM EST on SPACE.com As NASA's Mars rover Curiosity prepares to use its rock-boring drill for the f...