According to a report by Digital Trends, the Curiosity rover's mission on Mars continues with an exploration of the hopefully clay-rich bedrock of Mount Sharp. Curiosity initially encountered some issues drilling into the hard Mars bedrock, however its new location is reportedly making drilling much easier. On Saturday, April 6, Curiosity collected a sample of bedrock called “Aberlady” which the rover returned to its mineralogy lab on Wednesday, April 10. Digital Trends reports that evidence suggests that at one point liquid water existed on the Martian surface, and Curiosity's new samples could help to confirm this.

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