Updated 18 May, 2013, 5:40 pm IST
Mars rover Curiosity has driven up to a football-sized rock that will be the first for the rover's arm to examine, US space agency NASA announced.
Curiosity to examine a football-sized rock
Both the arm-mounted Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer and the mast-mounted, laser-zapping Chemistry and Camera Instrument will be used for identifying elements in the rock, NASA said Wednesday. This will allow cross-checking of the two instruments.
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