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NASA's Opportunity Rover Turns Into A Martian Mountaineer
2013-10-24 14:24:31

NASA’s marathon rover, Opportunity, rover has turned into a mountaineer, climbing the tallest hill it has encountered in the mission’s 10 year history.

Mars-like Desert Exploration Completed By ESA's Test Rover
2013-10-16 12:07:11

Braving high winds, dust devils and unpredictable terrain, ESA’s test rover has completed its exploration across – and under – Chile’s Mars-like Atacama Desert.

ESA Mars Rover Desert Trial
2013-10-04 10:21:18

Next week will see ESA’s most ambitious planetary rover test yet. Robotic exploration of a Mars-like desert in South America will be overseen from the UK, providing experience for future missions to the Red Planet.

Mars Rover 2020 Mission
2013-09-28 04:12:00

NASA has announced that they are currently accepting applications from researchers hoping to have their science and exploration technology instruments become part of the payload of the US space agency’s next Mars rover.

Curiosity Gets The First 'Scoop' On Martian Water Discovery
2013-09-26 14:50:20

Curiosity has added another huge discovery to its repertoire, as scientists report finding water in the NASA rover's first soil scoop taken on the Martian surface.

NASA's Curiosity Resumes Journey After Short 'Darwin' Site Visit
2013-09-24 10:12:44

NASA Curiosity is leaving a waypoint site known as "Darwin" where it used instruments to inspect rocks. NASA said this pit stop paid off with investigation of targets that bear evidence of ancient wet environments.

Robotic Snake On Mars
2013-09-16 12:43:28

The European Space Agency is exploring the idea of sending a robotic snake to Mars in order to help scientists deepen their knowledge about the Red Planet.

Mars Rover Approaches New Waypoint
2013-09-10 16:14:24

NASA's Curiosity rover has reached a new waypoint on the surface of Mars where scientists plan to use the high-tech vehicle for a close-up study.

Applications For Martian Settlement Program Pass 200,000
2013-09-10 12:07:44

A project to create a human settlement on Mars announced that it has received over 200,000 applicants interested in leaving Earth for a one-way ticket to the Red Planet.


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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...

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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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