Curiosity Fires Lasers for the First Time…. ON MARS!!!
For the first time the Curiosity rover fired up its on board laser for a test on a nearby rock code named “Coronation.” Although the rock had no scientific value, its use as target practice allowed the earth based science crew to test Curiosity’s laser and the “ChemCam” which analyzes the resulting spark created by the laser for base composition.
So not only did we land a car sized rover on Mars, but we landed a car sized rover on Mars with a FLIPPING LAZER ON ITS HEAD! This is exciting times folks.