This image released by NASA on Saturday shows a fresh drill hole, center, made by the Curiosity rover on Friday next to an earlier test hole. Curiosity has completed its first drill into a Martian rock, a huge milestone since landing in an ancient crater in August 2012.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Saturday, February 9th, 2013
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LOS ANGELES — In a Mars first, the Curiosity rover drilled into a rock and prepared to dump an aspirin-sized pinch of powder into its onboard laboratories for closer inspection.