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2012-09-09 08:49:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online After snapping several fascinating images of various landscapes since landing on Mars just over a month ago, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover captured a picture of a whole different kind of wonder on Saturday -- itself. According to NBCNews.com Science Editor Alan Boyl, the mobile laboratory used one of its seventeen cameras, the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), to take its first-ever self-portrait. The MAHLI,...

Curiosity Lasers Zap First Martian Target
2012-08-20 09:07:08

Watch the Video: ChemCam Field of View Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online You´re all alone on the surface of a bleak planet, you´re only able to travel at a snail´s pace, and the only contact you have with Earth is subject to a 14 minute delay. If ever there were a more appropriate time to fire off a laser with abandon, I can´t think of one. Of course, this wasn´t simply a reckless blast for the fun of it; There was science to be...

Curiosity Images Keep On Coming
2012-08-15 05:19:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Curiosity just keeps the images coming, as NASA unleashed a few more photos this week taken by and of the latest Martian rover. The Mars Science Laboratory entered the Martian atmosphere on August 5, and mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have been spending their week checking out Curiosity's ten instruments and updating software for its mission. While we wait for the rover to begin its trek, NASA has been...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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