Mars Rover “Literally” Eating Dirt

ABC World News javascript:mediaPopup(http://media.bulletinnews.com/playclip.aspx?clipid=8cf7de1b1ad24b9&pub=nasa#20121022115531143232218166′) (10/21, story 9, 0:25, Muir) (10/21, story 9, 0:25, Muir) reported, “And now our instant index on a Sunday night. The pictures and people that got us talking. On the Red Planet tonight The Mars rover is eating dirt, literally. Digesting a small sample of the mysterious red soil. This picture shows three bite marks left on the surface. Each are about two inches long. The rover swallowed just a tiny pinch of dirt about the size of a baby aspirin. Scientists are hoping it’s enough to identify what kinds of minerals exist on Mars.”