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Mars rover Curiosity drills hole in rock in a test
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- The Curiosity rover has drilled a test hole in a Martian rock in preparation for the real thing.
Images released Thursday by NASA showed a ring of powder that was generated by the drill at the end of the rover's robotic arm. The hole measured less than an inch deep.
Scientists planned to analyze the latest activity -- dubbed a "mini drill test" -- before commanding Curiosity to drill deeper. One of its major tasks is to drill into a rock and transfer the ground-up powder to its onboard laboratories for analysis -- a first on Mars.
Curiosity landed in an ancient crater near the Martian equator last year on a mission to gauge whether environmental conditions were favorable for microbes.
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Posted: Sunday, February 10 2013, 02:46 PM CST
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Rogers County holds off on certifying tax election
May 22, 2013 12:30 GMT
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) -- The Rogers County Election Board has voted to not certify results of a recent sales tax election after a resident filed a complaint alleging the county didn't give proper legal notice of the election.
Voters in Rogers County approved a 1-cent sales tax during a May 14 election. But a resident filed a challenge to the election results, saying the county didn't properly publish a legal notice of the election in a county newspaper before the vote.
The Claremore Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/13HOCr8 ) that the election board voted Tuesday to not certify the election results until after a hearing is held next week on the complaint. The hearing is set for May 28 before District Judge Dwayne Steidley.
Information from: Claremore Daily Progress, http://www.claremoreprogress.com
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