The Mars rover Curiosity has let loose it amazing bag of tricks onto an unsuspecting MARS and has got drilling
The 1-ton robot a big step closer to initiating its first full-bore drilling operations.
The Curiosity rover hammered the rock using the arm-mounted drill’s percussive action over the weekend, completing another test along the path toward spinning the bit and biting into rock for the first time.
“We tapped this rock on Mars with our drill. Keep it classy everyone,” Curiosity flight director Bobak Ferdowsi