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  Shvat 29, 5773 , 09/02/13

Robot Drills First-Ever Hole into Rock on Mars

For the first time ever, a robot has drilled into a rock on Mars and collected a sample. 

The Curiosity rover used its robotic arm to dig a hole 0.63 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep into a Martian rocked dubbed John Klein. Scientists are hoping they will find evidence of wet environments that may have existed on Mars long ago. 

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