NASA's Mars rover Curiosity unleashed its laser this past weekend on a nearby rock named Coronation, hitting the softball-size chunk with 30 pulses in a 10-second span. With more than 1 million watts of power in each 5-billionths-of-a-second pulse, the...
A small, flat rock known as Coronation suffered the wrath of Curiosity's laser when the Mars rover finally fired up its ChemCam instrument and delivered 30 pulses of energy at it over a 10-second period. Read Post
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity fired its laser for the first time on Mars, using the beam from a science instrument to interrogate a fist-size rock called "Coronation." The mission's Chemistry and Camera instrument, or ChemCam, hit the... Read Post