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‘Curiosity,’ Cooled by Israeli Fridge, to Drill into Rock on Mars

The Mars rover Curiosity, whose Israel-made cryogenic cooler preserves on-board detectors, has dug into rock and is set to try drilling one inch deep.

An arm-mounted drill will try to rotate into Martian rock after having tapped not over the weekend, delighting geologists as the mission tries to provide information that might indicate that life once upon a time could have existed on the planet.

Israel’s part in the mission is the cooler that preserves detectors on Curiosity. Kibbutz Ein Harod, located west of Beit Shean in the Upper Jordan Valley, sold the high-tech cooler in 2005 to an American company that said it was for a research project on Mars.

After Curiosity landed on Mars last year, the kibbutz company called the buyer to find out that it was their own cooler that had landed on the planet, giving Israel a representation on Mars.

The on-board detector must be kept at minus 279 Fahrenheit, and the kibbutz’s Ricor Cryogenic official Yoav Tzur said after Curiosity landed, “Without our cooler, it would be impossible to determine the type of materials examined on Mars.”

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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One Response to “‘Curiosity,’ Cooled by Israeli Fridge, to Drill into Rock on Mars”

  1. So instead of just buying the fridge, you could have told the Israeli company what it was for ahead of time, and they probably would have given it to you for free in exchange for the advertising. But it's so much easier to waste taxpayer dollars than to form two simple sentences.

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