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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...

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2012-08-28 20:21:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two of the coolest things we have on this planet are robots and people who go spelunking, and we are about to take those two cool things, combine them, and send them to Mars. According to a report by Discovery News, recent discoveries of lava tubes on Mars could spark new developments by NASA to send robots to explore caves on the Red Planet. The report said that one robotics researcher is looking into how a robot would be capable...

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2012-08-28 18:07:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online This afternoon, for the first time in history, a song was played that was beamed back from Mars via the Curiosity rover. Musician Will.I.Am's song "Reach for the Stars" was played at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tuesday afternoon after being beamed back from the Red Planet. On Monday, NASA played a prerecorded message from Curiosity featuring NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden being the first human voice heard from Mars....


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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
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.