After the completion of almost 2 years on the Mars, approaching ‘Mount Sharp’ target, NASA’s Curiosity Rover has accomplished the task of drilling out a 6cm hole within Mars in order to gather the sample of soil for analysis in its onboard lab. The Curiosity Rover has used a drilling instrument in order to dig out a small hole around the Pahrump Hills area of Mars to get the soil sample. This soil sample allows the researchers to find out whether the Mars had once supported life in any shape prior to its current state.
Certainly, it seems not to be the first time that NASA’s Curiosity Rover drilled in the Martian rocks to get the soil samples. Though, it’s nearly third or fourth time, when researchers dig out the rocks in order to collect samples. On the basis of earlier collected soil samples, the researchers concluded that rivers and lakes must have been there at the base of Gale, several billion years ago.
On the other hand, NASA’s Curiosity rover yet wanders its major destination ‘Mount Sharp’, believing to be 5kms from the Gale Crater that is at the mid of the peak. As per the reports of the handlers, the rover has been doing remarkably great in its mission and they are likely to cover more grounds to reach Mount Sharp, also gathering samples along the way. The NASA’s Curiosity Rover team thinks that in a period of months or even years, they would be able to gather the fresh and novel sample of rock and soil that might lead to the facts that Mars might have supported life and swarming bodies of water.