NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has relayed new images that confirm it has successfully obtained the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet. No rover has ever drilled into a rock beyond Earth and collected a sample from its interior.
Photo: Image from NASA’s Curiosity rover shows the 1st sample of powdered rock extracted by the rover’s drill. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)
NASA Mars rover Curiosity snaps 1st color photo of Red Planet
Space.com: NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has taken its 1st color photo of the planet. The new photo provides a view of the terrain north of the Curiosity rover, and shows the north wall and rim of Gale Crater in the distance, NASA officials said in an image description.
Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems