Drilling on Mars

Curiosity is back to drilling (see earlier video).

Here’s a nice image from Curiosity thanks to: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS. Not as much dust build up as I expected.

Here’s the original caption:
The drill bit of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover over one of the sample inlets on the rover’s deck. The inlets lead to Curiosity’s onboard laboratories. This image was taken on Sol 2068 by the rover’s Mast Camera (Mastcam).

Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, built and operates the Mastcam. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages the Mars Science Laboratory Project for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. JPL designed and built the project’s Curiosity rover.

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