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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

Mars geologist preps for historic drilling

Perseverance to drill first hole ever to sample Martian rock Metal Tech News – August 4, 2021


Last updated 7/12/2022 at 12:38pm

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Rendering of Perseverance drilling a Martian rock sample.

A year after embarking on its 292.5-million-mile journey to Mars, NASA's Perseverance rover is readying to collect its first Martian rock sample.

Since its February arrival, the robotic geologist and its helicopter sidekick Ingenuity have been exploring the deepest and most ancient layers of exposed bedrock across a 1.5-square-mile patch of the 28-mile-wide Jezero Crater, which was a large lake...

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