Friday, February 8, 2013

Mars Rover Starts Drilling For Signs Of Life

Nasa makes history by drilling into the surface of Mars for the first time, as Curiosity continues to explore the planet.

Nasa has staked around $2.5bn (£1.6bn) on the ambitious experiment, which aims to discover whether Mars could once have harboured life.

A key part of the two-year mission is to collect samples of rock using a robotic arm and a sophisticated drill.

http://news.sky.com/story/1049345/mars-curiosity-rover-drills-for-first-time