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Image 1 - Reliable Nuclear Device To Heat, Power Mars Science Lab
2011-11-22 04:33:19

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, which is scheduled to launch this week, has the potential to be the most productive Mars surface mission in history. That's due in part to its nuclear heat and power source. When the rover Curiosity heads to space as early as Saturday, it will carry the most advanced payload of scientific gear ever used on Mars' surface. Those instruments will get their lifeblood from a radioisotope power system assembled and tested at Idaho National Laboratory. The...

NASA Invites 150 Lucky Twitter Followers To Launch Of Mars Rover
2011-11-17 04:27:56

NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency's Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup on Nov. 23 and 25 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Tweetup is expected to culminate in the launch of the Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover aboard an Atlas V rocket from nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch window is scheduled to open at 10:25 a.m. EST on Nov. 25. Curiosity's arrival at Mars is anticipated in August 2012 near Gale Crater. During the nearly...

Image 1 - NASA Ready For November Launch Of Mars Science Laboratory Mission
2011-11-11 04:17:57

NASA's most advanced mobile robotic laboratory, which will examine one of the most intriguing areas on Mars, is in final preparations for a launch from Florida's Space Coast at 10:25 a.m. EST (7:25 a.m. PST) on Nov. 25. The Mars Science Laboratory mission will carry Curiosity, a rover with more scientific capability than any ever sent to another planet. The rover is now sitting atop an Atlas V rocket awaiting liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. "Preparations are on track for...

2011-11-09 04:26:22

NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 10, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), the largest and most capable rover to be sent to another planet. The televised briefing will take place in the agency's television studio at NASA Headquarters, located at 300 E St. S.W. in Washington. The MSL mission is scheduled to launch at 10:25 a.m. EST on Nov. 25. The launch period extends to Dec. 18. The spacecraft will deliver a car-size rover...

Mars Rover Curiosity Arrives At Space Launch Complex
2011-11-04 05:09:31

NASA said its Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity Rover was moved from NASA Kennedy Space Center's Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF) to Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday morning in preparation for lift-off. Curiosity has 10 science instruments to search for evidence about whether Mars had environments favorable for microbial life. The rover will use a laser to look inside rocks and release the gasses so that its spectrometer can...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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