Highfield Drill Hole
Jan. 18, 2022
This image shows the Highfield drill hole made by NASA's Curiosity rover as it was collecting a sample on "Vera Rubin Ridge" in Gale Crater on Mars. Drill powder from this hole was enriched in carbon-12. The image was taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager on Dec. 10, 2021, the 2,247th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
Curiosity was built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages JPL for NASA. JPL manages Curiosity's mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. MAHLI was built by Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego.
For more about Curiosity, visit mars.nasa.gov/msl/home/ or nasa.gov/msl.