It centimeter big hole Curiosity robot on Mars has drilled. This is the first time ever that there has been a hole of a robot on; another planet than Earth. Now we're halfway through 2013 and the next two weeks we take a look back at some of the most exciting Astronomy news we sent out this year.
The original article was from 11th February.
Mars robot Curiosity has drilled a hole in a stone to examine what it consists of. For the first time ever that a space robot could this on a different planet than Earth.
Mars robot Curiosity has drilled into a rock and collected samples. It may not sound like an impressive feat, but it is the first time ever that a robot could perform such a complicated maneuver on another planet than Earth. To explore Mars more thoroughly than has been done so far, you have to drill the stones, and Curiosity is the first Mars robot that is sophisticated enough to do this.
Curiosity is the biggest robot that we have sent to Mars, and also the most advanced. The one-ton robot landed on Mars on 5 August 2012, after having traveled 563 million kilometers in just under 9 months.
Curiosity hand drill, which is mounted on the robot arm to drill the oversized hole centimeters only. This was the last of a long series of trials and tests the robot has had to go through since it landed on Mars. The starting signal is passed to the astronomers, with Curiositys help you explore the planet Mars, and hopefully solve some of the mysteries that Mars still hides.