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Science Investigations Resumed By Curiosity
2013-03-26 11:33:56

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has resumed science investigations after recovery from a computer glitch that prompted the engineers to switch the rover to a redundant main computer on Feb. 28. The rover has been monitoring the weather since March 21 and delivered a new portion of powdered-rock sample for laboratory analysis on March 23, among other activities. "We are back to full science operations," said Curiosity Deputy Project Manager Jim Erickson of...

Video Shows Curiosity's Mars Descent
2012-08-07 10:41:53

[ Watch the Video: Curiosity Descending Towards Mars ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA released a low-resolution video taken by Mars newest citizen, Curiosity, as it hurtled its way towards the Red Planet. The video is derived from 297 color, low-resolution images, giving you a view of the surface of Mars coming closer and closer. NASA said that this is just a view of the approximately 1,504 images of descent currently held in the rover's onboard memory....


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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