Curiosity Hammers a Martian Rock

Curiosity drills Martian rock

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Curiosity, the Mars rover has added another feather in its cap!! It was first robot to carry the technology to drill into the rocks . Now, it has become the first rover to ever hammer a Martian rock!!

The robot tapped a flat slab of rock on Gale Crater, the same place where it had landed last year.

The purpose of this exercise is to see whether the Curiosity’s drilling tool is working fine. Further drillings will provide Martian rock samples that will help scientists to determine whether Mars, in past, had an environment that was conducive for any life form.

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