Spirit drills first hole in Mars rock Agence France-Presse

The US Mars rover Spirit drilled a tiny, circular hole in a rock, a first in the history of exploring the planet, the US space agency NASA said Saturday. The hole, 2.65 millimeters (0.1 inch) deep and 45.5 millimetersinches) in diameter, was hailed as a significant achievement by scientists working on the Mars exploration mission.