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NASA Scientists Select Random Rock on Mars to Shoot With Laser

Meet the most boring rock in the world. It’s probably basalt, an igneous rock, which makes it like many, many other rocks and pebbles all over the world. 

What makes it interesting is that the world in question is Mars, and this random little piece of stone happens to be sitting near the Mars Curiosity rover on the floor of the Gale crater. And, N165, as it is being temporarily called, also happens to have a nice, flat face that happens to be in the range of the rover’s laser. 

That all makes this poor little guy a perfect test rock for everyone’s favorite Martian robot to fire upon.

Read more. [Image: NASA]

Posted at 6:31pm and tagged with: Science, Astronomy, Geology, NASA, Mars Curiosity, Mars Rover, Gale Crater, N165,.

theatlantic:

NASA Scientists Select Random Rock on Mars to Shoot With Laser

Meet the most boring rock in the world. It’s probably basalt, an igneous rock, which makes it like many, many other rocks and pebbles all over the world. 
What makes it interesting is that the world in question is Mars, and this random little piece of stone happens to be sitting near the Mars Curiosity rover on the floor of the Gale crater. And, N165, as it is being temporarily called, also happens to have a nice, flat face that happens to be in the range of the rover’s laser. 
That all makes this poor little guy a perfect test rock for everyone’s favorite Martian robot to fire upon.

Read more. [Image: NASA]
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    I’m all for the classic geology tools, such as the hammer, but really, I’d love a job shooting lasers at rocks!
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