Latest Opportunity rover Stories
Evidence that the surface of the Red Planet had a watery past is being challenged by scientists after studying rock samples from an old A-bomb test site in the Pacific.
Hi-Shear Technology pyrotechnic devices contributed to the successful Mars landing of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) “Curiosity” rover on August 5, 2012 at 10:31 pm (PDT).
NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity teams are slated to receive the Haley Space Flight Award.
NASA held a telephone conference with reporters today to give an update about what Curiosity is up to on the Martian surface.
This afternoon, for the first time in history, a song was played that was beamed back from Mars via the Curiosity rover.
Children are often mystified by remote control cars and how they can control them with a device while standing several feet away from them.
"What you've accomplished embodies the American spirit." This praise came from President Barack Obama in a phone call to the operations team, in which he lauded NASA's "incredibly impressive" mission in landing the Curiosity rover on Mars last week.
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...
- Growing in low tufty patches.