Drilled sample in Curiosity's scoop at last
Filed under mission status, pretty pictures, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)
This image, taken on sol 193 (February 20, 2013) shows the first sample of powdered rock extracted by the rover's drill. The image was taken after the sample was transferred from the drill to the rover's scoop. In planned subsequent steps, the sample will be sieved, and portions of it delivered to the Chemistry and Mineralogy instrument and the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument.
NASA / JPL / MSSS
Original image data dated on or about February 20, 2013