Curiosity Rover Collects Clay Sample That Could Prove Ancient Water On Mars

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Published on April 13, 2019 - Duration: 00:38s

Curiosity Rover Collects Clay Sample That Could Prove Ancient Water On Mars

According to a report by Digital Trends, the Curiosity rover's mission on Mars continues with an exploration of the hopefully clay-rich bedrock of Mount Sharp.

Curiosity initially encountered some issues drilling into the hard Mars bedrock, however its new location is reportedly making drilling much easier.

On Saturday, April 6, Curiosity collected a sample of bedrock called โ€œAberladyโ€ which the rover returned to its mineralogy lab on Wednesday, April 10.


Curiosity Rover Collects Clay Sample That Could Prove Ancient Water On Mars

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