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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.

NASA Developing TextureCam Smart Camera System
2013-09-09 19:22:06

As urgent as interplanetary exploration might seem, NASA must deal with a significant communication delay that acts as a bottleneck between robotic explorers like the Curiosity rover on Mars and scientists here on Earth.

mars rover curiosity
2013-09-07 03:45:17

Most people have someone they know who has a job they are a little envious of, but there are few people in this world who have careers that even some of the most coveted positioned people envy — driving a rover on Mars.

Curiosity Takes Sharpest Images Yet Of Solar Eclipse On Mars
2013-08-29 11:20:58

NASA said its Curiosity rover has taken the sharpest image of a solar eclipse ever taken on Mars. The Martian rover was able to snap an image of Phobos, the largest of Mars' moons, passing in front of the sun.

NASA Hands Autonomous Navigation Reins Over To Curiosity For Trip To Mount Sharp
2013-08-28 11:39:32

NASA's Curiosity rover already has a year under its belt of driving on the surface of the Red Planet, but the Martian explorer is just now using its autonomous navigation for the first time.

Mars Curiosity's First Year: Watch Live Talk Online
2013-08-15 08:44:50

No matter where you are, you can join us online for a live public talk from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. PDT (10 p.m. EDT) about the Curiosity rover's first year on Mars.


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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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meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).