Curiosity Rover to Scoop Up 1st Mars Samples This Weekend
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will scoop up its first batch of Martian
soil samples this weekend, scientists announced today (Oct. 4).
The 1-ton Curiosity rover
arrived at a sandy patch called "Rocknest" on Wednesday (Oct. 3).
Mission scientists have deemed it a good spot for the robot's maiden
scooping activities, which should begin Saturday (Oct. 6), if all goes
according to plan.