Nasa announce planet study breakthrough

NASA Mars Rover Curiosity
The first sample of powdered rock extracted by the rover's drill. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA have released an image of the first sample of powdered rock extracted by the Mars Rover Curiosity's drill.

It is the first sample from inside a rock on another planet.

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Mars rock sample breakthrough

The NASA Mars Rover Curiosity has sent images confirming it has obtained the first sample ever from inside a rock on another planet.