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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.
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.
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'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.
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.
NASA’s Opportunity rover has been plugging away on the Red Planet now for more than nine years and has survived several Martian winters. The rover is now studying a rocky layer on the edge of “Solander Point” that shows signs of an acidic wet past and a much older neutral wet environment.
As the Mars Curiosity rover marks its one-year anniversary, NASA is already beginning final preparations for the November launch of its next mission to the Red Planet.
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the NASA Curiosity rover's arrival on Mars, and the start of its search for evidence suggesting that the Red Planet was once capable of supporting microbial life.
In its continuing mission to survey Mars, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover drove its furthest distance ever on Sunday, the space agency said.
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...