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Curiosity Rover Fires Over 100,000 Laser Shots To Date
2013-12-06 04:10:51

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has fired the shot heard round the solar system — 100,000 shots, to be exact. The rover has fired the laser it uses as one way to check which chemical elements are in rocks and soils 100,000 times.

Rover Challenge Issued By NASA To Students
2013-11-30 04:16:39

Students, some of whom will have only recently earned their driver’s licenses, will soon have the opportunity to test drive vehicles for use on other planets, asteroids, moons and comets.

Curiosity Returns To Normal Voltage Levels, Resumes Regular Duties
2013-11-26 11:16:42

After spending nearly a week trying to diagnose why NASA’s Curiosity rover experienced a “soft short,” engineers gave the all clear for the rover to resume duties on November 23.

Curiosity Mars Shut Down Soft Short
2013-11-21 10:16:07

NASA has suspended its rover Curiosity operations on Mars to check for a possible "soft" short.

Algorithm To Help Analyze Soil Images From Mars Rover Curiosity
2013-11-16 04:26:45

While the instruments on NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity are able to easily identify the chemical composition of rocks, measure the speed of the wind and snap amazing images from mast-mounted cameras, the process of analyzing soil images can be a somewhat daunting task.

Mars Sites Named In Honor Of Bruce Murray
2013-11-14 09:26:23

NASA has named two significant landscape features observed by its Mars rovers "Murray Ridge" and "Murray Buttes," in honor of the late planetary scientist Bruce Murray.

Curiosity Back In Nominal Surface Operations Mode
2013-11-13 10:37:46

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Project received confirmation from Mars Sunday (Nov. 10) that the Curiosity rover has successfully transitioned back into nominal surface operations mode.

Mars Curiosity Solo Drive Approaching Cooperstown
2013-10-30 09:52:44

The Mars Curiosity rover finished its first two-day autonomous roll across the Martian landscape on Monday.

Mars MAVEN Mission In Final Preparations For November Launch
2013-10-29 04:22:17

Final preparations are currently underway for the launch of NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission, which is currently scheduled for November 18.


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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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abactinal
  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
The word 'abactinal' comes from a Greek root meaning 'ray' and a Latin prefix meaning 'away'.
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