Curiosity identifies the first rock to test out the ChemCam! Here’s a close up of the rock and some other amazing related images!
From NASA/JPL: “This close-up image shows the first target NASA’s Curiosity rover aims to zap with its Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument. ChemCam will be firing a laser at this rock, provisionally named N165, and analyzing the glowing, ionized gas, called plasma, that the laser excites. The instrument will analyze that spark with a telescope and identify the chemical elements in the target.”
photo credit: NASA/JPL