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The mission's Chemistry and Camera instrument, or ChemCam, hit a fist-size rock with 30 pulses of its laser during a 10-second period. Each pulse delivers more than a million watts of power for about five one-billionths of a second.
Scientists get an up-close (and high-def) look at molten lava and billowing ash in the deepest underwater volcanic eruption ever seen.
Jeff Bezos says he's found the rockets that lifted Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew toward the moon and that he'll recover them from the seafloor.
Responding to overwhelming speculation that its Google Earth ocean floor mapping software had discovered the mythical lost city of Atlantis, Google called in some scientists to explain it all.
Gearing up to set sail, NOAA's high-tech ship is dedicated to deep-ocean exploration and public education.
Road Trip 2010: In a quest to uncover secrets of the deep, scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute have developed cutting-edge software and a series of high-tech underwater vehicles.