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2012-08-20 22:20:05

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverity, Inc., the development testing leader, today announced that the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), builder of the Curiosity Rover, used Coverity to help ensure the reliability of the mission-critical flight software guiding the successful landing of Curiosity on Mars. From the inception of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory mission, static analysis has been used by NASA JPL as a key part of the code review process to ensure the success...

We're NASA and We Know It Video Reaches Viral Status
2012-08-20 15:22:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Viral videos are becoming a weekly happening, and lately it's a video spoof of NASA's Curiosity mission called "We're NASA and We Know It (Mars Curiosity)." The new viral video has nabbed close to 2 million views since it hit the web on the Satire YouTube channel last Wednesday. The video is a spoof of LMFAO's "I'm Sexy and I Know It" song, featuring a mimic "Mohawk Man" and NASA crew. The fake Mohawk Man imitates the NASA...

Curiosity Lasers Zap First Martian Target
2012-08-20 09:07:08

Watch the Video: ChemCam Field of View Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online You´re all alone on the surface of a bleak planet, you´re only able to travel at a snail´s pace, and the only contact you have with Earth is subject to a 14 minute delay. If ever there were a more appropriate time to fire off a laser with abandon, I can´t think of one. Of course, this wasn´t simply a reckless blast for the fun of it; There was science to be...

Mars Rover Curiosity Assigned Its First Task
2012-08-18 06:44:37

Watch the Video: ChemCam Field of View redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Curiosity's first destination will be a natural intersection of three types of terrain known as Glenelg, located some 1,300 feet (400 meters) east southeast of its landing site, NASA officials have announced. One of the terrain types at Glenelg, which was chosen by the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Principal Investigator John Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology, is layered...

2012-08-17 10:20:23

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The scientists and engineers of NASA's Curiosity rover mission have selected the first destination for their one-ton, six-wheeled mobile Mars laboratory. The target area, named Glenelg, is a natural intersection of three kinds of terrain. The choice was described by Curiosity Principal Investigator John Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology during a media teleconference on Aug. 17. (Logo:...

2012-08-16 23:02:43

TE´s KILOVAC Synonymous with Rugged Reliability in Harsh, Demanding Environments Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) August 16, 2012 NASA´s Curiosity rover landed in the Gale Crater on Mars on August 5, having flown over 127 million miles since its November 26, 2011 launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. As part of NASA´s Mars Exploration Program, the Curiosity rover and its Mars Science Laboratory will carry out their mission to look for evidence of past or present...

2012-08-16 10:20:11

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EDT, Friday, Aug. 17, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., are checking out Curiosity's subsystems and 10 instruments. Curiosity is in the opening days of a two-year mission to investigate whether...

2012-08-16 02:20:13

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today extended its congratulations to NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) for the historic landing of the Mars Curiosity rover. Several of Microsemi's space products were used in mission critical applications during the launch and flight to Mars, and continue to support the mission on the...

Curiosity Images Keep On Coming
2012-08-15 05:19:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Curiosity just keeps the images coming, as NASA unleashed a few more photos this week taken by and of the latest Martian rover. The Mars Science Laboratory entered the Martian atmosphere on August 5, and mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have been spending their week checking out Curiosity's ten instruments and updating software for its mission. While we wait for the rover to begin its trek, NASA has been...

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2012-08-14 20:51:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mohawk Man may be a new Internet sensation, but NASA will need a new kind of superhero to keep one hacker at bay from its new Curiosity rover. Flashpoint Partners, a cybersecurity firm, spotted a message on the AnonOps IRC channel trying to recruit hackers to hack into the new Martian rover. The message read: "MarsCuriosity: Anyone in Madrid, Spain or Canberra who can help isolate the huge control signal used for the Mars Odyssey...


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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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