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Remnants Of Curiosity's Descent To Mars
2012-08-08 13:10:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What could one day be considered artifacts if archaeologists are to ever start digging around on Mars, a new high resolution photo shows the remnants of Curiosity's landing components. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an image using its High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera of the equipment that helped get Mars' newest citizen down to the ground. During Curiosity's "seven minutes of terror," it shed a...

Chip For Mars Rover Developed By Engineering Team
2012-08-08 08:01:24

NASA´s Mars Science Laboratory Rover Curiosity would have a hard time completing its mission if it were not for a successful partnership between the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a professor-student team at UT. Ben Blalock, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and two graduate students–Stephen Terry, now an alumnus, and Robert Greenwell–designed a tiny microchip that weighs close to a paper clip and helps control the motors on the rover. There are...

Curiosity's Descent Captured By Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
2012-08-06 11:56:49

[ Watch the Video: Curiosity Lands On Mars ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced during a press conference today that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) was able to snap a photo of Curiosity as it entered into the Martian atmosphere last night. As Curiosity made history last night, MRO was able to take a picture of the Mars Science Laboratory as it rode down with its parachute into Mars. Sarah Malkovich, NASA's High Rise Investigation...

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2012-08-05 23:44:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Everyone is on pins and needles waiting for the Mars Space Laboratory Mission's Curiosity Rover to touch down later tonight, but the stars are already out. NASA hosted a social at Jet Propulsion Labs (JPL) that has been ongoing since Friday. Scientists, space experts, astronauts, 25 specially selected social media fans and some very well known celebrities have all attended. Tonight, will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, joined by...

Get Ready For Seven Minutes Of Terror
2012-08-05 14:44:03

[ Follow Our Live Blog Coverage ] | [ Watch the Video "Seven Minutes of Terror" ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Curiosity Rover is approaching the red planet at about 8,000 mph, on the way to its date with destiny and the history books. However, that is not the upper limit of speed for Curiosity. Mar's gravity is taking hold and pulling the rover down hard. By the time the spacecraft hits the top of Mars' atmosphere, about seven minutes before touchdown, Martian...

Martian Gravity Pulling Hard At Curiosity Rover
2012-08-05 04:05:56

[ Watch the Video "Seven Minutes of Terror" ] NASA/JPL The gravitational tug of Mars is now pulling NASA's car-size geochemistry laboratory, Curiosity, in for a suspenseful landing this evening. "After flying more than eight months and 350 million miles since launch, the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft is now right on target to fly through the eye of the needle that is our target at the top of the Mars atmosphere," said Mission Manager Arthur Amador of NASA's Jet Propulsion...


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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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