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Mars Curiosity Rover Brushes Up On Rocks
2013-01-08 09:44:42

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity used its brush to clear away dust from part of a flat rock on Monday, marking the first time that the rover had used that particular tool, officials at the US space agency have announced.

Curiosity Rover Spends Holiday Break Exploring 'Yellowknife Bay'
2013-01-07 08:55:38

After imaging during the holidays, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity resumed driving Jan. 3 and pulled within arm's reach of a sinuous rock feature called "Snake River."

Hedgehog Rovers Will Bounce, Hop, Leap Their Way Over Martian Moon Phobos
2013-01-03 07:06:46

Stanford Researchers, working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and MIT, have designed a new robotic platform that could be used to explore the moons of Mars.

Curiosity Headed To Mount Sharp
2012-12-30 09:54:19

Curiosity will ring in the new year drilling into its first rock before moving on to the base of Mount Sharp.

NASA Uses Foursquare To Increase Curiosity
2012-12-28 09:42:56

NASA has been using social media platforms to reach and excite the public all year, and now they have added a new social media partner: Foursquare.

Mars Contains More Clay Minerals Than Expected
2012-12-21 09:13:31

A larger portion of the Mars surface is covered by clay minerals - a type of rock that typically forms in places where water is present over an extended period of time - than was previously believed.

Curiosity Begins Exploring Yellowknife Bay
2012-12-20 04:50:18

NASA's Curiosity rover began exploring "Yellowknife Bay" on Mars this week, helping to provide information to researchers about which rock to drill.

NASA Highlights In 2012: Historical Year For Space Exploration
2012-12-13 17:03:04

The year 2012 has proved to be a historic one on the space exploration front, with many accomplishments across the board at NASA.

Curiosity Takes Self Portrait At Rocknest
2012-12-12 12:26:59

NASA has released an image that the talented Mars Curiosity rover has taken, featuring itself with a Martian background. The self-portrait was taken with Curiosity's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), which captured dozens of high-resolution images to create the picture.


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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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dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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