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FEB 11, 2013 - Popular Science

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Mars Rover Curiosity Has Become The First Robot To Drill Another Planet

This is what it went to Mars to do. Drill, baby, drill! America's car on Mars is finally being allowed to do what it was designed to do--fire up its hammer drill and bore into the Red Planet. After 182 sols (Martian days) of work, the the first robot equipped to take a bite out of another world got its first taste. To be sure, the Mars rover Curiosity has done some amazing things already, but this has to be pretty satisfying for the engineers who built it. It's like having a coupe that can hit top speeds of 200 MPH, but you can't do that yet because it might not be safe--but then suddenly ... Read More

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