Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal

CURJ is Caltech's award-winning undergraduate research journal, dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of the numerous undergraduates conducting research at Caltech during the SURF program and throughout the academic year.

Featured Article

Self-Anchoring Drilling/Coring/Sampling System for in-situ Planetary Applications

Jonathan P. King and Aaron J. Parness

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Future NASA expeditions will be focused primarily on getting samples from different astronomical bodies like Mars. In order to get these samples, King and his mentor in JPL is designing a drill that can effectively get samples from many different planetary/asteroid terrains.