NASA’s Curiosity Rover Is Able to Drill Holes Into Rocks Again
Gizmodo -------- That’s one small hole for a probe, but one giant leap for NASA. This past weekend, the space agency jerry-rigged Curiosity’s malfunctioning drill, allowing the rover to bore into Martian rock for the first time in over a year. Curiosity’s drill has been giving NASA fits for quite some time now. Electrical issues caused problems with the hammering mechanism early on, but things took a turn for the worse when the rover’s drill feed broke down in December 2016, preventing the drill from moving up and down. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.