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Fraser
2012-Aug-30, 11:40 PM
Before-and-after images from Curiosity’s ChemCam *micro-imager show holes left by its million-watt laser (NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/CNES/IRAP/LPGN/CNRS) PEWPEWPEWPEWPEW! Curiosity’s head-mounted ChemCam did a little target practice on August 25, blasting millimeter-sized holes in a soil sample named “Beechey” in order to acquire spectrographic data from the resulting plasma glow. The neat line of holes is called a five-by-one [...]

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Swift
2012-Aug-31, 02:12 AM
Eat Hot Laser Martian Scum!!!

:D

JustAFriend
2012-Aug-31, 03:43 PM
Hmmmm...... an opportunity for the first human graffiti message left on another planet???

C'mon JPL!