US space agency Nasa's Curiosity rover is to carry out its first laser target practice by zapping a Martian rock.Scientists have chosen a rock 10 feet away from the six-wheeled explorer's landing site, where it will flex its robotic arm and take aim.It is one of 10 tools Curiosity will use to break rocks and scoop up soil, exploring whether the planet's environment might once have supported life in the form of microscopic organisms.
NASA's super rover Curiosity has collected a sample from the inside of a rock on Mars, the first time the process has been done on another planet, NASA announced Wednesday. The robotic rover sent images back to NASA scientists showi... Read Post
LOS ANGELES: The Mars rover Curiosity zapped its first rock on Sunday with a high-powered laser gun designed to analyze Martian mineral content, and scientists declared their target practice a success.The robotic science lab aimed i... Read Post
Ready, set, fire. The NASA Mars rover Curiosity is preparing for its first laser target practice—zapping a Martian rock 10 feet away tonight. Since landing in an ancient crater Aug. 5, the car-size Curiosity has been getting a full ... Read Post