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Drill recovery issues go interplanetary

No sample from Perseverance drill hole; Earth geos can relate Metal Tech News – August 11, 2021

Many Earthbound mineral exploration geologists can relate to the disappointment that must have been felt by NASA scientists when they realized that the Perseverance rover did not recover a sample from the first hole drilled by the Martian explorer.

"When core drilling that is as highly anticipated as the Perseverance drilling recovers nothing, the deflation and disappointment felt by both driller...


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