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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 Opportunity Trip To Key Mars Destination Is Half Over
2013-07-03 13:14:06

NASA said its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the halfway point while on route to its next destination: Solander Point.

Tenth Anniversary Of NASA Opportunity Launch Arrives Next Week
2013-07-02 08:15:19

In the marking of a number of firsts, NASA will be celebrating the anniversary of the first launch of a rover destined for the Red Planet. Opportunity, one of three rovers currently on Mars, blasted off from Cape Canaveral nearly 10 years ago on July 7, 2003.

Testing Mars Lasers In Desert
2013-06-25 10:18:28

Scientists from Washington University in St. Louis will take to the Atacama desert to try out their latest laser technology for a Mars mission.

Winners Of 2012 George M. Low Award Announced By NASA
2013-06-24 07:53:58

Two companies that share a commitment to teamwork, technical and managerial excellence, safety, and customer service have been selected to receive NASA's premier honor for quality and performance, the George M. Low Award.

2013-06-19 23:24:05

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) continues to ignite excitement by exploring the Solar System. (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 When Explorer 1, built

2013-06-19 23:02:34

NASA’s First Billion-Pixel Image of the Rover Curiosity Brings the Red Planet to Life (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Technology from GigaPan is being used to

Mars May Have Had Oxygen Atmosphere Four Billion Years Ago
2013-06-19 19:49:24

Oxford University scientists reported in the journal Nature that Mars may have had an oxygen-rich atmosphere four billion years ago.

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.

NASA Returns Zoe Robot To Chile's Atacama Desert To Hunt For Subsurface Life
2013-06-12 09:02:45

Zoe, an autonomous and solar-powered robot, was the first to map microbial life in Chile's Atacama Desert in 2005. This month, Zoe is headed back into the world’s driest desert equipped with a one-meter drill to search for subsurface life.


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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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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.