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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Curiosity drill site at Mojave2, sol 882 (January 29, 2015)

Filed under pretty pictures, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)

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Curiosity drill site at Mojave2, sol 882 (January 29, 2015) "Mojave2" was the second site where Curiosity attempted drilling at Pink Cliffs. The rock was soft, requiring only the lowest level of percussion for Curiosity's drill. The drill hole is 1.6 centimeters wide; the smooth area around the hole shows where the base of Curiosity's drill pressed against the very fine powder. Some of that fine powder is much redder than the gray material that came from inside the drill hole; this is probably surface Mars dust.

NASA / JPL / MSSS

Original image data dated on or about January 29, 2015.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

 

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