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Mars Rover Finds Organic Compounds
2012-12-03 12:50:16

NASA has finally opened up its tightly sealed lips and said that its Curiosity rover has found evidence of simple organic compounds on Mars.

Curiosity Busy As A Bee On The Red Planet Since Launch A Year Ago
2012-11-27 11:09:29

Monday (Nov 26) marked the one year anniversary since Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft was launched carrying NASA’s next-generation Mars Curiosity rover.

Mars Express Communicates With Curiosity
2012-11-26 11:17:00

The European Space Agency's Mars Express has relayed scientific data from NASA's Curiosity rover for the first time.

NASA Spacecraft Monitoring Martian Dust Storm
2012-11-22 07:52:09

A Martian dust storm that NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been tracking since last week has also produced atmospheric changes detectable by rovers on Mars.

NASA Holding Back 'History Book' Find Until Confirmed
2012-11-21 11:31:04

NPR reported on Tuesday that NASA has some exciting news about a discovery with its Curiosity rover that could be "one for the history books."

Mars Curiosity Rover Prepares For Thanksgiving Celebration Festivities
2012-11-20 15:53:19

It may not be in the company of little Martians, but NASA's Curiosity is determined to celebrate Thanksgiving this year with, or without, aliens to share it with.

Mars Did Have Life-Supporting Water At One Time
2012-11-15 16:16:18

New research published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters shows that water once existed on Mars that was sufficiently warm enough to support life.

Mars Rover Experiences Dust Devil
2012-11-15 14:44:39

NASA announced on Thursday during a teleconference that its Curiosity rover has experienced its first whirlwind on Mars.

Mars Rover Instrument Tastes Soil
2012-11-14 04:54:10

Curiosity got a taste of solids from the Martian surface on November 9th, when a pinch of fine sand and dust was deposited in the biggest instrument on the rover: the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM).


Latest Mars Exploration Rover Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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