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NASA's Curiosity Rover Poised to Drill Into Mars

The percussion drill in the turret of tools at the end of the robotic arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has been positioned in contact with the rock surface in this image from the rover's front Hazard-Avoidance Camera (Hazcam). The drill was

Curiosity drills its first hole

NASA's Mars rover drilled a hole in a rock called "John Klein".