Poor little N165. It never really had a chance. As soon as the Curiosity rover warmed up its rock-vaporizing laser, it was certain to be used as target practice. But thanks to the miracle of social media, that Martian rock has a voice, and it's not happy.
The Mars Science Laboratory — also known as MSL, or Curiosity — is the most sophisticated Martian vehicle that NASA has ever built. And it's set to launch for the Red Planet tomorrow.
The best way to figure out what something's made of? Vaporize it. With a laser. That's NASA's philosophy, anyway, in the form of a high-energy laser system that's going to be mounted on the next Mars rover. PEWPEW.