Nightly News   |  February 10, 2013

NASA rover drills into Martian soil

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has drilled a hole into the surface of the planet and is collecting samples of the powdery results for analysis. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> a milestone of another kind announced this weekend on mars. the mars rover curiosity did something that had never been done before. it drilled a hole into the rocky surface of the planet and is now collecting the powdered results for analysis. it's an area that shows signs if it was once under water, could potentially reveal evidence that life once existed on mars.