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2013-12-09 23:04:36

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Packaged Foods Market in Saudi Arabia 2012-2016. London (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Packaged Food market in Saudi Arabia to grow at a CAGR of 8.95 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the rising population of the country. The Packaged Food market in Saudi Arabia has also been witnessing the increasing proliferation of media channels....

2013-12-09 12:21:14

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Curiosity rover is providing vital insight about Mars' past and current environments that will aid plans for future robotic and human missions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In a little more than a year on the Red Planet, the mobile Mars Science Laboratory has determined the age of a Martian rock, found evidence the planet could have sustained microbial life, taken the first readings of...

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

[ Watch the Video: Evidence Of Ancient Lake Found Within Gale Crater ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A crater found on Mars is actually an ancient lake bed that could have contained the proper conditions to have supported life on the Red Planet, according to a new finding by NASA’s Curiosity rover. NASA scientists announced at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco on Monday that they have discovered the fossil remains of a lake inside Gale...

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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online 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. The mass spectrometers are designed to take in atmospheric, rock or soil samples and identify particular molecules in them. The instruments help identify gases in atmospheric samples or gases that get released from rock or soil samples as they are processed. “At the...

2013-12-04 23:21:49

The Mars Codex - Manuscript of an Ancient Text Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 After more than 20 years of research and analysis of NASA and ESA photographs of the planet Mars that include the publication of a science paper and two books, the authors William R. Saunders and George J. Haas have now produced and directed a new documentary highlighting many of their astounding discoveries in – The Mars Codex; Manuscript of an Ancient Text. “Explosive”, is the only way to...

2013-12-02 16:23:03

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Pearson, the world's leading learning company, today announced a strategic partnership with MaRS Discovery District, a leading innovation centre located in Toronto, as part of its commitment to accelerating digital innovation in the global education space. Through this partnership, Pearson will work actively with education technology startups supported at MaRS, help facilitate training and education for digital innovators, and provide opportunities...

2013-12-02 08:30:48

Xagenic's financing round to test platform and first diagnostic assay, continue product development and begin FDA submission TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - MaRS Innovation's first start-up company, Xagenic Inc., is developing the first lab-free molecular diagnostic platform with a 20-minute time-to-result based on University of Toronto research by Professors Shana Kelley and Edward Sargent. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131202/MM25712 ) Today, Xagenic...

Mars Orbiter Launched By India Leaves Earth's Orbit, Now Bound For Mars
2013-12-01 06:10:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) left Earth’s orbit early Sunday morning, officially beginning its 300 day, 485 million mile trek to the Red Planet, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has confirmed. MOM, which is also known as Mangalyaan, fired its main engine for over 20 minutes in order to achieve the velocity required to leave Earth’s orbit, according to BBC News reports. It is currently scheduled to arrive...

Martian Atmosphere May Have Experienced Greenhouse Conditions In Ancient Times
2013-11-25 03:46:52

[ Watch the Video: Was A Greenhouse Gas Effect Responsible For Ancient Water On Mars? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The combination of molecular hydrogen, carbon dioxide and water could have created a greenhouse effect on Mars nearly four billion years ago, raising temperatures to the point that liquid water could exist, according to research appearing in the latest edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. That could help explain Nanedi Valles,...

Curiosity Mars Shut Down Soft Short
2013-11-21 10:16:07

[ Watch the Video: Curiosity Rover Operations Suspended Temporarily ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has suspended its rover Curiosity operations on Mars to check for possible causes of a voltage change detected this week. The space agency announced that engineers are investigating a “soft” short, which is a leak through a material that is partially conductive of electricity, rather than a hard short like one electrical wire contacting another....


Latest Mars Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 10:41:56

Hematite (AE) or haematite (BE) is the mineral form of Iron (III) oxide, (Fe2O3), one of several iron oxides. The ore sometimes contains slight amounts of titanium. When shaped into ornaments, it is often called black diamond. Hematite is a very common mineral, coloured black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron. Varieties include Bloodstone, Iron Rose, Kidney Ore, Martite, Paint Ore, Specularite (Specular Hematite), Rainbow Hematite...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Terraforming -- Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") is the process of modifying a planet, moon or other body to a more habitable atmosphere, temperature or ecology. The term was first used in a science fiction novel, 'Seetee Shock' (1940?) by Jack Williamson, but the actual concept is older than that. An example in fiction is 'First and Last Men' by Olaf Stapledon in which Venus is modified, after a long and destructive war with the original inhabitants, who naturally object to the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Extraterrestrial Life -- Extraterrestrial life is life beyond planet Earth (apart from humans travelling in space, and living organisms they bring along or send). There are many questions about extraterrestrial life, including: -- Does it exist? -- Where? -- What kind? -- Could there be non-carbon based life forms, e.g. life forms based on other elements like silicon (See Carbon chauvinism)? -- How does life differ depending on the type of structure (unicellular life,...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Drake Equation -- The Drake equation (also known as the Green Bank equation) is a famous result in the speculative fields of xenobiology and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. This equation was devised by Dr. Frank Drake in the 1960s in an attempt to estimate the number of extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy with which we might come in contact. The main purpose of the equation is to allow scientists to quantify the uncertainty of the factors which determine the number...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Olympus Mons -- Olympus Mons is the tallest mountain in the solar system, at 25 km. Located on Mars, and officially called by its Latin name Olympus Mons. It is named for the mountain on Earth. Olympus Mons is an apparently extinct shield volcano, the result of highly fluid magma flowing out of volcanic vents over a long period of time, and is much wider than it is tall; the average slope of Olympus Mons' flanks is very gradual. The Hawaiian islands are an example of similar shield...

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