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Preparatory drill test performed on Mars

(—The drill on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used both percussion and rotation to bore about 0.8 inch (2 centimeters) into a rock on Mars and generate cuttings for evaluation in advance of the rover's first sample-collection ...

dateFeb 07, 2013 in Space Exploration
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The storm before the calm

In just a week the crew of Concordia research station will be left to survive on one of the remotest places on Earth for nine months. Together, the crew of 13 must operate the base, live and run scientific experiments on ...

dateFeb 06, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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