Future NASA Rover Will Scare Aliens with Rock-crushing Lasers

Good old NASA is giving their Mars Rover a hardcore makeover. The next-gen Rover (the Mars Science Laboratory) is gonna weigh in at 1,800 pounds and pack rock-crushing lasers. As a matter of fact, it's gonna pack so much tech it'll have to run on nuclear power rather than solar arrays (like previous Rovers). » 6/08/07 8:30am 6/08/07 8:30am