This Week on Mars: Soil Sample Success

Curiosity Rover captures dirt under the Mars surface - it's grey!

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Here's the latest from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in terms of what the Mars Curiosity Rover is doing while hanging out on Mars.

This week, we get news of successful soil samples from the Rover's drill and rock collection unit. Whoo too!

With all of the madness going on last week with the near-miss asteroid and the Russian meteor, I forgot to post last week's Rover Report as well - let's catch up with non-asteroid space news:

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