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Old 08-15-2012, 06:46 PM   #81
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:10 PM   #82
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The Scientists and engineers of the curiosity team have been conducting an ask us anything over on reddit today, some good reading!

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comment...s_on_the_mars/

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NASA rover Curiosity shoots a Mars rock with laser

During the target practice on Sunday, Curiosity fired 30 pulses at a nearby rock over a 10-second window, burning a small hole.
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Science doesn't call that shooting. The MSL "interrogated" the rock. Laser-enhanced interrogation.

But yes, I would guess that laser is certainly weapons-grade.
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Science doesn't call that shooting. The MSL "interrogated" the rock. Laser-enhanced interrogation.

But yes, I would guess that laser is certainly weapons-grade.
I beg to differ. The Rover itself refers to it as "zapping" on twitter

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Curiosity Rover ‏@MarsCuriosity Yes, I've got a laser beam attached to my head. I'm not ill tempered; I zapped a rock for science: http://1.usa.gov/P7IXF1 #MSL #PewPew
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:07 PM   #87
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Took its first drive today, just a small jaunt.
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I wonder if there is a Mars branch oa AAA?
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A chapter of the layered geological history of Mars is laid bare in this postcard from NASA's Curiosity rover. The image shows the base of Mount Sharp, the rover's eventual science destination.


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A little too much facking perspective...

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The landing video in Ultra HD. Took the guy 4 weeks working frame by frame. He even added sound....

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Martian moon bites into the sun and Curiosity photographs it!

A lunar eclipse on Mars!

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Way cool! Shades of Heinlein's Red Planet!
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That hissing sound you hear is a bunch of engineers at JPL exhaling.
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