The week in pictures: January 12–18, 2013
January 18, 2013
In the past seven days, Curiosity began preparing to drill its first martian rock, NASA announced an agreement with the European Space Agency to provide
a service module for the Orion spacecraft, Cassini scientists suggest blocks of hydrocarbon ice might decorate the
surface of existing lakes and seas of liquid hydrocarbon on Saturn's
moon Titan, and more.
January 12–18, 2013
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Mars rover preparing to drill into first martian rock
Curiosity will be the first rover to drill and ingest samples from a
martian rock, which it then will analyze for information about the
object’s mineral and chemical composition. Learn more »
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