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Curiosity Takes A Stroll Across Martian Surface
2012-08-23 05:02:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online “Science is no more than an investigation of a miracle we can never explain, and art is an interpretation of that miracle.” “• Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles NASA announced that Curiosity has begun driving across the Martian landscape, leaving its landing site for the first time since the August 5th landing. Combining forward, turn and reverse segments, Curiosity made its first movements, ending up roughly 20...

Tango Delta Nominal - First Words Of Safe Landing On Mars
2012-08-22 08:32:39

10:32 p.m. on the evening of Aug. 5 was turning out to be one long minute for Steve Sell. Of course, the previous six had been significantly protracted as well. When added together, the entry, descent and landing of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover had been touted as "Seven Minutes of Terror," and as far as Sell was concerned things were trending in that direction. What the 42-year-old engineer from Gettysburg, Pa., wanted more than anything in that seventh minute was to hear the words "UHF...

Student Gives Commands To Mars Rover
2012-08-21 15:24:37

Children are often mystified by remote control cars and how they can control them with a device while standing several feet away from them. This past week, Chris Tate was mystified by the same power–only he was controlling something 150 million miles away, on another planet. The UT physics doctoral student had the rare opportunity to control one of the science instruments on NASA´s Curiosity rover on Mars. Tate is working with Jeffrey Moersch, associate professor in the...

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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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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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