Curiosity: Drilling into sandstone

0867MH0003970010302140C00_DXXXSols 866-7, January 13-14, 2015. Curiosity’s drill bit into a cracked slab of fine-grain rock, probably sandstone or mudstone. In the wide-field view at right, note the light-colored minerals in some of the cracks between pieces of the slab. In the close-up below, note the clumpiness of the debris in the drill hole.


0867MH0004220000302173R00_DXXXSols 866 and 867 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest location map.

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