The first laser firing alien invasion in the solar system…and its us.
Posted: 20 August 2012 04:54 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Looks like H.G. Wells got it a backwards.

http://www.space.com/17179-mars-rover-curiosity-fires-laser-rock.html

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Posted: 20 August 2012 08:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Awesome!

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Posted: 20 August 2012 09:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Just wait for the Revenge of the Martians.

We’re in trouble now.

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Posted: 20 August 2012 10:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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That must be a pretty hefty laser. I can’t any of my lasers to drill holes in rock. hmmm

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Posted: 20 August 2012 12:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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You Earthlings are going to get it now!

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Where’s my Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator?

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Posted: 22 August 2012 10:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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relax:
‘‘There’s absolutely no intention to use the laser for offensive purposes,’’ assured Lieut. Col. Bob Potter of the Air Force, a Pentagon spokesman.


Just the same I’ll keep my glasses on cool smirk
oh wait, I’m not on Mars… never mind   LOL


yea, yea, yea I know some might want to argue differently.  cool smile

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Posted: 22 August 2012 05:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Wow, what if microcosmic intelligent life exists on Mars?  We could be killing off advanced civilizations.  I guess that is a risk our scientists are willing to take.

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Posted: 30 August 2012 08:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I’m so excited about Curiosity, it is fascinating!  smile  I’ll really savor looking at the specs.  I hope NASA has the command set online somewhere.

Yes Marvin will show up soon, he won’t let us down. smile

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