Latest Mars Exploration Rover Stories

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...

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....

Curiosity's Mars Descent In High Definition
2012-08-24 10:25:39

Video: Curiosity Landing On Mars In High Resolution Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA posted a high-resolution video of its Curiosity rover as it descended towards the Mars surface during its "seven minutes of terror." The high resolution video starts recording the descent once the heat shield was jettisoned from the rover, exposing it to the Red Planet's surface for the first time. The movie is composed of multiple high resolution images its Mars Descent...

First Analyses Of ChemCam Laser Has Beautiful Results
2012-08-24 08:21:43

Curiosity beams back strong, clear data from ℠scour´ area on Martian surface Members of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover ChemCam team, including Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists, squeezed in a little extra target practice after zapping the first fist-sized rock that was placed in the laser´s crosshairs last weekend. Much to the delight of the scientific team, the laser instrument has fired nearly 500 shots so far that have produced strong, clear data...

2012-08-23 20:49:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA's new Curiosity rover makes an appearance in the new update to the Rovio game Angry Birds Space. The Angry Birds franchise unleashed its Space edition of the game earlier this year, taking the catapulting birds to a new level of physics with microgravity. The game was supported in partnership with NASA. "Rovio is teaching huge new audiences about NASA's missions to Mars thanks to this collaboration," David Weaver,...

Latest Mars Exploration Rover Reference Libraries

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
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'