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Preparing To Drill A Rock On Mars
2013-02-05 14:38:47

The bit of the rock-sampling drill on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity left its mark on a Martian rock this weekend during brief testing of the tool's percussive action.

Curiosity Conducts “Pre-Load” Tests As It Prepares To Drill Into Martian Rock For First Time
2013-01-30 08:24:25

NASA’s Curiosity rover is preparing to use its drill to bore into a Martian rock in the coming days. The rover is carrying out “pre-load” tests to assure the rover’s drill and hardware can handle pressure and temperature variations on the Red Planet.

NASA's Curiosity Rover Snaps Nocturnal Picture On Mars For First Time
2013-01-24 14:54:02

NASA's newest Martian rover has snapped a nocturnal image of a rock on the Red Planet for the first time.

See The Curiosity Rover Tonight At The Premiere Of "The Changing Face of Mars"
2013-01-23 11:31:08

Space enthusiasts will be able to get "up close and personal" (bring your camera) with a full-scale replica of the Curiosity Mars rover before the free Jan. 23 public premiere of the documentary film "The Changing Face of Mars."

Mars Rover Opportunity Still Going Strong After 10 Years In Service
2013-01-21 12:32:55

NASA's Opportunity rover is closing in on its 10-year anniversary and is still performing science missions on the Red Planet, reports the Associated Press.

JPL Bubbles Up Organics Using Ocean Vent Simulator
2013-01-17 09:25:23

This week, fizzy ocean water and the alkaline fluid that bubbles up from deep ocean vents are coursing through a structure at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. that is reminiscent of the pillared Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz.

Mars Rover Curiosity's Team Selected To Receive Space Foundation Award
2013-01-16 10:42:18

The NASA mission that had the nation holding its breath as it tested an ingenious but never-before-used landing technique, and continues to amaze with new discoveries about Mars has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Space Foundation's John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration.

2013-01-16 10:08:00

NASA will participate in the inauguration of President Obama with several events, including an open house, a star party and a NASA Social; exhibits on the National Mall and at NASA Headquarters; and with two floats and marchers in the inaugural parade.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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