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2012-09-07 10:20:11

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mission team for NASA's long-lived Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity will be awarded the Haley Space Flight Award. The team will receive the award Sept. 12 during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space 2012 Conference and Exposition in Pasadena, Calif. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The award is presented for outstanding contributions by an...

Mars Rover Teams Get Major Award
2012-09-07 13:40:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity teams are slated to receive the Haley Space Flight Award. The team will be receiving the honor September 12 during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space 2012 Conference and Exposition in Pasadena, California. The award is being presented for outstanding contributions by an astronaut or flight test personnel to the advancement of the art, science or...

Curiosity Sends Back New Images From Mars
2012-09-06 13:20:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA held a telephone conference with reporters today to give an update about what Curiosity is up to on the Martian surface. The new rover is currently sitting still on the Red Planet, and NASA said it will be moving again towards its target "Glenelg" in about a week. At the future site, there are multiple targets that NASA plans to assess on whether they will be drilling. In an image released by the space agency, there are...

2012-09-06 06:20:19

HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During this weekend's NASCAR race in Richmond, Va., a NASA Learning Environments & Research Networks (LE&RN) education program, Rockets to Racecars (R2R), will be open to the public to help educate them about last month's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission that successfully landed the Curiosity rover on Mars. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The event will be held Sept. 7 - 9 at...

2012-09-05 10:20:33

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, Sept. 6, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Mars Science Laboratory is one month into a two-year mission to investigate whether conditions may have been favorable for microbial life. For teleconference dial-in information, reporters must send...

2012-09-05 06:20:41

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 6th, the world sat still quietly awaiting word of a Mars landing, and at 1:25 am ET that wait was over. "Curiosity" the world's largest object ever placed on Mars emerged. Treading the path that many countries and researchers have tried, developed and failed, "Curiosity" stands alone on many fronts. From the research and development stages, to the much talked about seven minutes of terror, each component aboard had a distinct...

Mohawk Guy To Host Show On Third Rock Radio
2012-08-30 09:47:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bobak Ferdowsi, now famously known as NASA's Mohawk Guy, is a flight director for the Mars Science Laboratory mission that put the Curiosity rover on the Martian surface in early August. He will host a two-hour online broadcast on Internet radio station Third Rock Radio at 4pm EDT, August 30. Ferdowsi, who works at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, will be discussing his experience with the landing of...

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2012-08-29 18:45:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Curiosity's trek on top the Martian surface has officially commenced, as the rover took off on Tuesday towards a destination about a quarter mile away. NASA said the rover drove eastward about 52 feet on Tuesday, concluding its third drive when considering the two test drives it has already taken. "This drive really begins our journey toward the first major driving destination, Glenelg, and it's nice to see some Martian soil on our...

2012-08-29 10:20:51

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has set off from its landing vicinity on a trek to a science destination about a quarter-mile (400 meters) away, where it may begin using its drill. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The rover drove eastward about 52 feet (16 meters) on Tuesday, its 22nd Martian day after landing. This third drive was longer than Curiosity's first two drives combined. The previous drives tested...

2012-08-29 10:20:26

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's "Mohawk Guy" Bobak Ferdowsi, a flight director for the Mars Science Laboratory mission that lowered the Curiosity rover to the Martian surface in early August, will host a two-hour online broadcast on Internet radio station Third Rock Radio at 4 p.m. EDT, Thursday, August 30. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The show, entitled "Getting Curious with the Mohawk Guy," will feature Ferdowsi...


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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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