Curiosity's Mars Mission: View The Amazing Technology
August 02, 2012 02:06 PM NASA's high-flying science lab is on a long-term mission to assess the habitability of Mars with tools that include a drill, scoop, camera, and on-board testing.
A Robotic Geochemist
Pictured is an artist's rendering of Curiosity examining a rock on Mars. The rover is using two instruments located on its arm: A drill to collect rock samples and a scoop to pick up soil. Curiosity will employ other tools to analyze the samples.