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Evidence Of Non-Acidic Water Discovered By Mars Rover Opportunity
2013-06-09 08:10:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online NASA´s Opportunity rover has discovered new evidence that Mars was once a planet capable of supporting life — a rock which appears to be rich in clays formed in non-acidic water, the US space agency announced Friday. According to Kenneth Chang of the New York Times, the rock discovered by the older of the two currently operational Mars rovers is approximately the size of a human forearm. The rover used its...

Opportunity Starting 10th Anniversary With New Trek
2013-06-07 13:10:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA's veteran rover Opportunity is trekking towards a new study area as it closes in on its 10th year anniversary. The space agency said Opportunity is moving towards a destination known as Solander Point, which offers access to a taller stack of geological layering than the area the rover has been working at the past 20 months. "Getting to Solander Point will be like walking up to a road cut where you see a cross section of...

2013-06-06 12:20:55

PASADENA, Calif., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a media teleconference at 9 a.m. PDT (noon EDT) on Friday, June 7, to provide an update about the long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The 10th anniversary of this rover's launch is next month. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing participants will be: -- John Callas, project manager for Opportunity, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. -- Steve Squyres,...

Curiosity Ending Glenelg Campaign, Setting Sights On Mount Sharp
2013-06-06 05:52:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA's Curiosity rover is wrapping up its objectives in its current location and getting ready to move on to an area about five miles away. The rover drilled a second rock target for sample material and delivered portions of that rock powder into laboratory instruments in one week. "We're hitting full stride," said Mars Science Laboratory Project Manager Jim Erickson of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. "We...

Pebbles, Sand In Martian River Network Show Signs Of Ancient Water
2013-06-05 09:19:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The most convincing evidence yet that the frigid deserts of Mars were once a habitable environment crossed by flowing water are presented by pebbles and sand scattered near an ancient Martian river network. The findings of this study, led by scientists at NASA´s Mars Science Laboratory mission, were published in the journal Science. The research team says that the discovery of sand grains and small stones that bear the telltale...

NASA Will Host Teleconference On Curiosity Mars Rover June 5
2013-06-04 10:20:14

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), Wednesday, June 5 to provide an update about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and activities of the Curiosity rover. The briefing participants will be: -- Jim Erickson, Mars Science Laboratory project manager, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. -- Joy Crisp, Mars Science Laboratory deputy project scientist, JPL -- Joe Melko, Mars Science Laboratory sampling...

2013-06-03 20:20:12

PASADENA, Calif., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), Wednesday, June 5, to provide an update about the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission and activities of the Curiosity rover. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing participants will be: -- Jim Erickson, MSL project manager, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. -- Joy Crisp, MSL deputy project scientist, JPL...

Mars Stones And Pebbles Hint At Watery Past
2013-05-30 13:06:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Another piece of evidence has emerged that gives more weight to the argument that the Red Planet could have had a wet history. NASA's Curiosity rover currently roving around on Mars has snapped images of gravel and pebbles. Researchers writing in the journal Science say that the shapes and sizes of these rounded pebbles clearly show that there has been flowing water on Mars. Curiosity's stereo camera took photos of a few areas with...

2013-05-27 12:20:11

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 30, to present new findings from the Mars Science Laboratory Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) aboard the rover Curiosity. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The journal Science has embargoed details until 2 p.m. May 30. The briefing participants are: -- Donald M. Hassler, RAD principal investigator and program director, Southwest Research...

Curiosity Rover Drills For A Second Time On Martian Rock
2013-05-20 14:39:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A little more than three months ago NASA´s Curiosity rover drilled into the Martian surface for the first time, collecting a sample from a rock called “John Klein.” On Sunday, Curiosity was at it again, this time drilling into the “Cumberland” rock. Portions of the drill sample should be delivered to Curiosity´s onboard laboratory for further analysis in the coming days, according to a NASA...


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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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