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A small hole for Mars, a giant hole for mankind

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Curiosity drills a hole that is 16mm across (5/8inch).

BBC Reports

Nasa’s Mars rover Curiosity has turned its drill in rock for the first time.

The big rover had previously used just the hammer action on the tool, but it has now progressed to operating the device in a rotary mode as well.

New pictures sent back from the robot show a small, shallow, rounded hole that is surrounded by fine tailings.   Read more »