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Old 08-19-2012, 10:28 PM
 
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Not satisfied attacking other countries on Earth America attacks an innocent planet....

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Humanity has unleashed its most awesome high-energy assault on extra-terrestrial geology to date, after the Curiosity rover zapped a martian rock with its Chemistry and Camera instrument (ChemCam) over the weekend.

The unprovoked attack was the first time any off-Earth object has been subjected to investigation by laser and unleased awesome forces on a rock named “Coronation”.

Curiosity's laser turns Mars rocks to ?glowing plasma? ? The Register
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:21 PM
 
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Meh We bombed the moon first, NASA's mission to bomb the Moon: Scientific American
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:39 PM
 
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Anybody can attack the Moon, but turning a rock on another planet into ionized plasma?
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:34 AM
 
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"Each pulse delivered more than a million watts of power for about five one-billionths of a second."

Sounds like War of the Worlds in reverse.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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"Each pulse delivered more than a million watts of power for about five one-billionths of a second."

Sounds like War of the Worlds in reverse.
Now we just need to send up some kudzu...
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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All joking aside, what would we do if Curiosity was attacked by a local, and it was all seen on video? How would that affect the world?
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:05 AM
 
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Now we just need to send up some kudzu...
Kudzu........ and blackberries. Maybe we could use that million watt zapper on Earth as a weedeater.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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All joking aside, what would we do if Curiosity was attacked by a local, and it was all seen on video? How would that affect the world?
Earth, or Mars?
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Not satisfied attacking other countries on Earth America attacks an innocent planet....




Curiosity's laser turns Mars rocks to ?glowing plasma? ? The Register
With a rock name of "Coronation" this violent assault smacks of regicide. OMG!
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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All joking aside, what would we do if Curiosity was attacked by a local, and it was all seen on video? How would that affect the world?
If the MSL "Curiosity" were attacked by a local, we would be suing NASA and impeaching Obama for committing fraud by saying they landed on Mars.
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