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Drilled sample in Curiosity's scoop at last

Drilled sample in Curiosity's scoop at last

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Drilled sample in Curiosity's scoop at last
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.

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Original image data dated on or about February 20, 2013

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