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curiosity laser chemcam
2015-05-25 09:32:14

NASA has successfully repaired the busted autofocus capabilities on the Curiosity’s Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument, improving the Mars rovers’ ability to collect data about the chemical composition of targets.

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2015-05-11 10:36:16

Curiosity took some time to relax and enjoy the sights of Mars as he sipped a beer. Okay, maybe that last part wasn't true.

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2015-05-06 09:26:45

It's like rush hour around Mars. With 5 orbital missions and 2 natural satellites, NASA is playing traffic cop to make sure nothing collides.

2015-04-29 16:21:06

HOUSTON, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A self-employed technical consultant from Texas with an idea to study the Martian atmosphere and a team of engineers from Michigan with a way

Mars-Nasa-1
2015-04-20 12:51:47

NASA's got its eye on the prize as admin Charles Bolden said that he expected the agency will not only be the first to land a person on Mars, but that no other organization could do so without their help.

PIA19390_hires
2015-04-18 16:02:45

Curiosity is doing all of us down here on Earth proud as he completed a total drive of 10 km on his way to analyze the Washboard unit.

enduranceplus_opportunity
2015-04-01 14:09:48

Poor Opportunity! This little rover is having memory problems again just 5 days after its memory was reformatted.

asteroid
2015-03-26 14:15:06

NASA Wednesday announced more details in its plan for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which in the mid-2020s will test a number of new capabilities needed for future human expeditions to deep space, including to Mars. NASA also announced it has increased the detection of near-Earth asteroids by 65 percent since launching its asteroid initiative three years ago.

2015-03-24 16:22:07

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win.

2015-03-24 16:21:56

GREENBELT, Md., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team using the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite aboard NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first detection of nitrogen


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.