Quantcast

Latest Margaritifer Sinus quadrangle Stories

20b816d383451f6bf70147d78eb775b7
2011-06-03 08:25:00

A drive of 482 feet (146.8 meters) on June 1, 2011, took NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity past 30 kilometers (18.64 miles) in total odometry during 88 months of driving on Mars. That's 50 times the distance originally planned for the mission and more than 12 times the distance racehorses will run next week at the Belmont Stakes. Opportunity has passed many craters on its crater-hopping tour. One of the youngest of them is "Skylab" crater, which the rover passed last month. Rocks...

cad03bdfc313d4af702986d4940b79ee1
2010-12-24 06:30:00

On Dec. 16, 2010, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity reached a crater about the size of a football field-some 90 meters (295 feet) in diameter. The rover team plans to use cameras and spectrometers during the next several weeks to examine rocks exposed at the crater, informally named "Santa Maria." A mosaic of image frames taken by Opportunity's navigation camera on Dec. 16 shows the crater's sharp rim and rocks ejected from the impact that had excavated the crater. Opportunity...

36b2d9ad7e1badc23fb4c612a3fe63a21
2010-10-21 15:25:00

A newly installed webcam is giving the public an opportunity to watch technicians assemble and test the next NASA Mars rover, one of the most technologically challenging interplanetary missions ever designed. NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, also known as the Curiosity rover, is in a clean room at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The webcam, affectionately called "Curiosity Cam," provides the video feed, without audio, from a viewing gallery above the clean room...

257c0320edd9a2585853e61dca4913251
2010-06-29 13:55:00

Mars rover team members have begun informally naming features around the rim of Endeavour Crater, as they develop plans to investigate that destination when NASA's Opportunity rover arrives there after many more months of driving. A new, super-resolution view of a portion of Endeavour's rim reveals details that were not discernible in earlier images from the rover. Several high points along the rim can be correlated with points discernible from orbit. Super-resolution is an imaging technique...

896c46be5858652407b48ce3de85a8071
2010-05-13 10:17:03

When some Mars explorers learned of plans for a worldwide photography event combining shots taken from thousands of different locations on May 2, 2010, they figured, "Why just one world?" A New York Times photography blog, Lens, proposed the event and has received more than 12,000 images from around the world. Plus one from a rover on Mars. The inspiration came from a suggestion by Emily Lakdawalla, science and technology coordinator for The Planetary Society in Pasadena, Calif. Astronomer...

b16105b8ac24438b9d5203322f82822e
2010-05-04 09:56:41

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has captured a new view of the rim of Endeavour crater, the rover's destination in a multi-year traverse along the sandy Martian landscape. A portion of the rim about 13 kilometers (8 miles) away appears on the horizon at the left edge of the image, along with the rim of an even more distant crater, Iazu, on the right. Endeavour is 21 kilometers (13 miles) in diameter, about 25 times wider than Victoria crater, the last major crater Opportunity...

60ad726395c51cceb97cfb85d3825bf2
2010-03-04 13:40:00

New studies of ripples and dunes shaped by the winds on Mars testify to variability on that planet, identifying at least one place where ripples are actively migrating and another where the ripples have been stationary for 100,000 years or more. Patterns of dunes and the smaller ripples present some of the more visually striking landforms photographed by cameras orbiting Mars.  Investigations of whether they are moving go back more than a decade. Two reports presented at the 41st Lunar...

5fd55eef217221f679996e66d80a56ec1
2009-05-21 14:57:28

The U.S. space agency says its Mars rover Opportunity has recorded environmental changes that occurred during billions of years at a Martian crater. Opportunity surveyed Victoria Crater September 2006 through August 2008. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said findings from that work reinforce and expand what researchers learned from Opportunity's exploration of two smaller craters after landing on Mars in 2004. The rover revealed the effects of wind and water, NASA said, with...

5cff674059fbf9bdb02d6f760de97ad91
2009-03-19 09:21:43

The U.S. space agency says its Mars rover Opportunity is within sight of the horizon of the big crater toward which it has been traveling for six months. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Endeavour Crater, 14 miles in diameter, is still 7 miles from Opportunity as the crow flies and at least 30 percent farther away on routes mapped for evading en route hazards. NASA scientists said Opportunity has driven about 2 miles since it climbed out of Victoria Crater last August...

00c5033feb6582e5db65133dc86230371
2009-02-04 17:50:00

Engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and students at the California Institute of Technology have designed and tested a versatile, low-mass robot that can rappel off cliffs, travel nimbly over steep and rocky terrain, and explore deep craters. This prototype rover, called Axel, might help future robotic spacecraft better explore and investigate foreign worlds such as Mars. On Earth, Axel might assist in search-and-rescue operations. "Axel extends our ability to explore terrains that...


Latest Margaritifer Sinus quadrangle Reference Libraries

28_30e4ecba792d2b734beb4d32901c1f58
2005-05-26 10:41:56

Hematite (AE) or haematite (BE) is the mineral form of Iron (III) oxide, (Fe2O3), one of several iron oxides. The ore sometimes contains slight amounts of titanium. When shaped into ornaments, it is often called black diamond. Hematite is a very common mineral, coloured black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron. Varieties include Bloodstone, Iron Rose, Kidney Ore, Martite, Paint Ore, Specularite (Specular Hematite), Rainbow Hematite...

More Articles (1 articles) »
Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
Related