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2012-09-19 07:23:01

NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) on Wednesday, Sept. 19, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater. Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory, is 43 days 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...

Clovis Impact Theory Back Under The Microscope
2012-09-19 04:41:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Disregard of three critical protocols, including sorting samples by size, explains why a group challenging the theory of a North American meteor-impact event approximately 12,900 years ago failed to find iron and silica rich magnetic particles in the sites they investigated, says a new study from an interdisciplinary team of scientists. Edward K. Vogel, co-author of the study published in the online Early Edition of Proceedings of...

2012-09-18 08:00:27

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills will speak about the contributions of small businesses to the success of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover mission during a Google+ Hangout at 10:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19. Bolden and Mills will discuss ATA Engineering, which partnered with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory team to test and analyze the entry, descent and landing of Curiosity. The company contributed to the rover's...

Mars Rover Opportunity Finds Oddest 'Blueberries' Yet
2012-09-14 14:19:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's veteran rover Opportunity has sent back an image of the Martian surface that is pretty alien compared to what researchers are used to seeing. The image taken by Opportunity's Microscopic Imager contains these spherical objects that measure as much as one-eighth of an inch in diameter. The objects are different from iron-rich spherules nicknamed "blueberries" that Opportunity has run across before. Preliminary analysis shows...

Arm Tests Nearly Complete For Mars Rover Curiosity
2012-09-13 07:48:17

NASA's Mars Curiosity team has almost finished robotic arm tests in preparation for the rover to touch and examine its first Martian rock. Tests with the 7-foot (2.1-meter) arm have allowed the mission team to gain confidence in the arm's precise maneuvering in Martian temperature and gravity conditions. During these activities, Curiosity has remained at a site it reached by its most recent drive on Sept. 5. The team will resume driving the rover this week and use its cameras to seek the...

Curiosity's Belly
2012-09-12 08:36:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the weekend, NASA's Curiosity rover went through some activities designed to check and characterize precision movements by the rover's robot arm. The activities help to confirm that the rover's tools and robotic arm have good health, and its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) is useful. MAHLI took an image with its reclosable dust cover open for the first time during the activity, confirming sharp imaging capability had been...

2012-09-09 23:03:01

Hi-Shear Technology pyrotechnic devices contributed to the successful Mars landing of NASA´s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) “Curiosity” rover on August 5, 2012 at 10:31 pm (PDT). (PRWEB) September 08, 2012 Hi-Shear Technology Corporation (Hi-Shear), a subsidiary of the Chemring Group PLC ("Chemring"), announced that it was a contributor to the successful landing of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory´s Curiosity rover on Mars, August 5, 2012. Hi-Shear supplied over 200...


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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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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.