Driller thriller in the chiller
Good work Curiosity!
Curiosity, NASA’s nuclear-powered truck on Mars, has drilled into the planet’s surface for the third time, taking a chunk out of a sandstone slab dubbed Windjana. Sample-collection drill hole on Martian sandstone target 'Windjana' Hole in, done ... where Curiosity drilled into the Martian ground (Credit: NASA) The dust- …
The Martian lab may even take this sample to go, analysing the powder as the rover continues its drive towards Mount Sharp.
If the Martians are clever enough to have a lab which can analyse the chemical composition of the sample, then surely they must already known the answers. Why did we drill another hole in their planet?
If we could do that, we* wouldn't be wasting our time doing it on Mars. There are plenty of more interesting places we would be able to reach.
*For some value of "we" that doesn't include me. I'm definitely not clever enough to be associated with NASA, even in my own mind.
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