- Created: Friday, 01 February 2013
The NASA Mars rover Curiosity recently drove within a shallow depression called “Yellowknife Bay,” providing information to help researchers choose a rock to drill. Using Curiosity’s percussive drill to collect a sample from the interior of a rock, a feat never before attempted on Mars, is the mission’s priority for early 2013. Yellowknife Bay is within a different type of terrain from what the rover has traversed since landing last August. Watch Tech Briefs TV for the latest videos of the mission at www.techbriefs.com/tv/mars. Keep up with Curiosity at http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl.