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Curiosity has taken in its first Martian soil sample into its laboratory on board in search for extraterrestrial life on Mars.
NASA said that they have discarded Curiosity's second scoop it has taken of Martian soil, and are planning for a third scoop earlier this week.
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.
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.
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 dug up its first Martian soil over the weekend, collecting a scoopful of sand and powdery material at the "Rocknest" site.
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...