Sparks Fly as Curiosity Laser Blasts Mars Rock

July 18, 2014 6:29 PM

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Sparks Fly as Curiosity Laser Blasts Mars Rock

NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has set off some fireworks on the Red Planet with the zap-zap-zap of its high-tech space laser.

On Saturday (July 12), Curiosity photographed sparks flying from a baseball-size rock blasted by the 1-ton robot's laser-sampling Chemistry and Camera instrument, known as ChemCam. You can see the laser flashes in this new video of Curiosity's work from NASA, which compiles pictures taken by the Mar...

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