Hey Space Placers!
The first results are in from Mars regarding the scoop sample taken by Curiosity. The mineralogy of the sample is similar to the weathered basalt of volcanic origin in Hawaii!
The results show that all is working in the instruments of Curiosity and this first sample result will be useful for comparison purposes as Curiosity continues her drive across Gal.e Crater
Read More About It: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2012-341
Sky Guy in VA