The Mars rover Curiosity will soon begin to drill into the Red Planet for the first time, mission officials said, ahead of the highly anticipated endeavor.
This picture provided by NASA on December 11, 2012 shows a self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. Curiosity will soon begin to drill into the Red Planet for the first time, mission officials said Tuesday. Curiosity is traveling toward a flat rock with pale veins that scientists hope will provide clues about any water that might have existed on Mars.
Scientists behind the $2.5 billion mission also explained the nature of the small "Martian flower," which had caused a lot of buzz online because it was strikingly different from the surrounding rock.
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