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Laser Instrument on Nasa Mars Rover Tops 100,000 Zaps

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ChemCam laser 100,000 zaps

Since landing on Mars in August 2012, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has fired the laser on its Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument more than 100,000 times at rock and soil targets up to about 23 feet (7 meters) away. This mosaic of images from ChemCam


NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has passed the milestone of 100,000 shots fired by its laser. It uses the laser as one way to check which chemical elements are in rocks and soils.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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