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The Curiosity rover has been working on the surface of Mars since August 2012. | NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
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NASA's a Step Closer to Having the Curiosity Rover Drill for Organics on Mars

After 10 months of doing no drilling on Mars, NASA cautiously did a test run with the Curiosity rover’s drill last week, using a new technique.

October 24, 2017
4:53 PM EDT
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover tested its drill on Oct. 17 as mission managers attempt to reboot work using the science instrument. NASA/JPL-Caltech