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Latest Mars Science Laboratory Stories

Mars Rock Dating Analysis
2013-12-13 10:15:24

Scientists have announced the first-ever geological analysis of a rock sample performed on another celestial body – Mars.

Mars Surface Radiation Suitable Manned Mission
2013-12-10 15:24:46

Newly released data from the Curiosity rover indicate that Martian radiation levels are very close to being acceptable for future manned missions to the surface of the Red Planet.

Ancient Martian Lake May Have Supported Microbial Life
2013-12-09 12:40:55

A crater found on Mars is actually an ancient lakebed that would have contained the proper conditions to have supported life on the Red Planet, according to a new finding by NASA’s Curiosity rover.

NASA Runs Three Mass Spectrometers In Three Different Places In Space
2013-12-06 17:21:48

NASA said that three of its instruments built at the Goddard Space Flight Center were all running three experiments of the same kind at different places in space.

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.

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.

Minerals Were Scarce When Life First Formed On Earth: Study
2013-11-26 08:05:20

Just eight percent of the nearly 5,000 different types of minerals currently found on Earth were present on or near the planet’s surface when life first originated, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the American Journal of Science.

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.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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