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Samples obtained by the Mars Rover Curiosity during recent drilling activity appear to indicate that acidic conditions were once present in the region of the Red Planet known as Mount Sharp, officials from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory revealed on Thursday.
Curiosity is back in action following a recent software upgrade, conducting a mini-drill test to make sure that a rock target called Mojave2 is suitable for drilling at full-depth.
The most exciting thing you'll read all day: NASA is developing an RC helicopter designed to fly over Mars and scout ahead for rovers. (Need we say more?)
A new program will allow NASA scientists to virtually work on location on Mars, walking around on the surface of the Red Planet and conduct science operations along with the Curiosity rover thanks to new Microsoft-developed wearable technology.
Even with a faulty flash memory, Opportunity Rover keeps chugging away on the Red Planet. We've never been more inspired by a non-human.
NASA has announced that it will work on a five-year project with automakers Nissan, to develop and test zero-emission, autonomous cars that they hope will change the face of Earthly driving, as well as improving vehicles in space.
Photos taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover may contain the first visual evidence that life could once have existed on Mars, a geobiologist from Old Dominion University in Virginia claims in research recently published online by the journal Astrobiology.
In December, NASA reported that its Mars rover “Opportunity”, which has been working the surface of Mars for over 10 years, was experiencing continuing Flash memory problems. They now believe they've found a way to “hack” its software, enabling them to disregard the faulty part.
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...