Using a drill at the end of its robotic arm, Curiosity bore a hole 6.4cm deep into the rock, generating powder for evaluation, Nasa said in a statement.Sunday, 10 February, 2013, 11:27am
From landing the Curiosity rover on Mars after a 350-million-mile journey, to the discovery of the world's most wanted subatomic particle, the top 10 scientific achievements of 2012 have been nominated by the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, showing the march of human knowledge in genetics, physics, cosmology, medicine and nanoscience.30 Dec 2012 - 3:54am
In the first inventory of minerals on another planet, Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity found soil that bears a striking resemblance to weathered, volcanic sand in Hawaii, scientists said.
The rover employs an X-ray imager to reveal the atomic structures of crystals in the Martian soil, the first time the technology has been used to analyse soil beyond earth.1 Nov 2012 - 3:26am
When scientists selected a rock to test the Mars rover Curiosity's laser, they expected it to contain the same minerals as rocks found elsewhere on the red planet, but learned instead it was more similar to a rock found on earth.13 Oct 2012 - 4:49am
When scientists selected a rock to test the Mars rover Curiosity’s laser, they expected it to contain the same minerals as rocks found elsewhere on the Red Planet, but learned instead it was more similar to a rock found on earth.12 Oct 2012 - 3:27pm
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