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2012-10-27 09:04:55

NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT) on Tuesday, Oct. 30, to provide an update about the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater. The Mars Science Laboratory Project and its Curiosity rover are almost three months into a two-year prime mission to investigate whether conditions may have been favorable for microbial life. For teleconference dial-in information, reporters must send their name, media affiliation and telephone number to Elena Mejia...

Martian Soil Delivered To Curiosity For Analysis
2012-10-19 04:30:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Curiosity has taken in its first Martian soil sample into its laboratory on board in search for extraterrestrial life on Mars. The sample is being analyzed inside the rover's Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) instrument to determine what minerals the soil sample contains. "We are crossing a significant threshold for this mission by using CheMin on its first sample," according to Curiosity project scientist John Grotzinger of the...

NASA's Curiosity Rover To Analyze Third Scoop Of Martian Soil
2012-10-18 11:42:07

[Watch the Video: Curiosity Rover Report Oct. 12, 2012] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA said that they have discarded Curiosity's second scoop it has taken of Martian soil, and were planning to gather a third scoop earlier this week on Sol 69 (Oct. 15, 2012). Curiosity has taken on archaeological studies over at a site named "Rocknest," where it dug up its first sample of Martian soil on Sol 61 (Oct. 7). It collected its second scoopful on Sol 66...

2012-10-17 11:51:28

NASA will host a media teleconference at 3 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 18, about the latest status of the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars. The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover is 10 weeks into a two-year mission to investigate whether conditions may have been favorable for microbial life. For teleconference dial-in information, reporters must send their name, media affiliation and telephone number to Elena Mejia at elena.mejia@jpl.nasa.gov or call NASA's Jet Propulsion...

Curiosity Finds ‘Different’ Jake Rocks
2012-10-11 15:51:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA announced during a teleconference on Thursday that one particular rock its newest rover Curiosity has reached out and touched has a more dynamic composition than expected. Engineers used two instruments on Curiosity to study the chemical makeup of the rock, known as "Jake Matijevic," which could help tell a story about unseen environments and planetary processes. "This rock is a close match in chemical composition to an...

NASA Says Shiny Mars Object Is Only Plastic
2012-10-10 14:52:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has cleared the air, saying that the shiny object found in a picture taken of the surface of Mars isn't an alien, but a small piece of its very own Curiosity rover. Curiosity's scooping activities came to a halt when a shiny object appeared in an image taken by the Mast Camera (Mastcam). While the Internet went wild with all sorts of speculation as to what the object might be, NASA has partly put an end to speculation by saying...


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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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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