Latest Mars Exploration Rover Stories
NASA's veteran rover Opportunity is trekking towards a new study area as it closes in on its 10th year anniversary.
NASA's Curiosity rover is wrapping up its objectives in its current location and getting ready to move on to an area about five miles away.
The most convincing evidence yet that the frigid deserts of Mars were once a habitable environment crossed by flowing water are presented by pebbles and sand scattered near an ancient Martian river network.
NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), Wednesday, June 5 to provide an update about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and activities of the Curiosity rover.
Another piece of evidence has emerged that gives more weight to the argument that the Red Planet could have had a wet history.
A little more than three months ago NASA’s Curiosity rover drilled into the Martian surface for the first time, collecting a sample from a rock called “John Klein.” On Sunday, Curiosity was at it again, this time drilling into the “Cumberland” rock.
NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has discovered a pale rock that has a higher composition of aluminum and silica and a lower concentration of calcium and iron than any other rock it has examined during its time on Mars, the US space agency announced on Friday.
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...
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.