‘Drill, Baby, Drill!’: Curiosity rover successfully tests new drilling technique on Mars

After many months of testing and devising new techniques since experiencing mechanical problems, NASA’s Curiosity rover is finally drilling again! The latest test this past weekend proved a success, producing the first drill hole in a rock in over a year. So it seems that …

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Curiosity rover celebrates 2,000 sols on Mars as it prepares to examine ancient clays

Time goes by quickly when you are exploring Mars. It may not seem like it, but NASA’s Curiosity rover has now passed the 2,000-sol marksince its landing way back in August 2012. In those 5+ years, the rover has discovered evidence that Gale crater used …

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Curiosity rover finds seasonal clues about Martian methane and investigates unusual ‘stick’ formations

As we enter 2018, NASA’s Curiosity rover continues to be busy exploring on top of Vera Rubin Ridge, on the lower flanks of Mount Sharp. The rover is gradually making its way farther up the flanks, closing in the picturesque foothills in front of it. …

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