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Curiosity Completes Third Drive, Covers 135 Feet In One Day
2013-07-13 07:32:49

On Tuesday, July 9, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove 135 feet. This was the third drive of a journey of many months from the “Glenelg” area to Mount Sharp.

Mars Rover Curiosity Heads Toward Mount Sharp
2013-07-09 09:35:45

With drives on July 4 and July 7, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has departed its last science target in the "Glenelg" area and commenced a many-month overland journey to the base of the mission's main destination, Mount Sharp.

NASA Constructs Billion Pixel Image Of The Red Planet
2013-06-20 09:35:19

NASA is allowing amateur explorers a unique opportunity to explore a section of Mars with a newly developed high-detail image of the Red Planet’s surface. The image, consisting of more than a billion pixels stitched together, was recently taken by the space agency’s Curiosity rover.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.