Mars Curiosity Rover Now Fires its Laser Autonomously Video Description

To complete this task, Curiosity uses AEGIS [Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science] software developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The software analyzes images snapped by the rover's Navigation Camera, or Navcam, and identifies rocks to target for additional study, based on their size or brightness, using criteria specified by scientists.

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