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Curiosity's Shattered Mars Rock Could be Science Goldmine

'Mojave' may have cracked under the pressure from Curiosity's drill, but mission scientists are excited about studying fresh rock that hasn't been exposed since its formation millions of years ago.

Published On 01/14/2015
6:50 PM EST
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), located on the turret at the end of the rover's robotic arm, on January 13, 2015, Sol 867 of the Mars Science Laboratory Mission, at 23:39:17 UTC. | NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS