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The Search For Potential Habitats For Life On Mars To Begin
2012-08-05 04:00:23

NASA’s Curiosity rover is scheduled to land on Mars Sunday. Then, the work will begin for two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professors searching for potentially habitable environments on the red planet.

Curiosity's Sky Crane Has A Big Job
2012-08-01 15:05:47

On August 5th at 10:31 p.m. Pacific Time, NASA will gently deposit their new, 2000-pound Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, wheels-first and ready to roll.

Curiosity Landing To Be Broadcast Live In Times Square
2012-08-01 06:22:59

New Yorkers and those visiting Times Square will get a front row seat to the Mars landing of the Curiosity rover, as the Toshiba Vision screen broadcasts live mission coverage.

Curiosity Closing In On Mars For Seven Minutes Of Terror
2012-07-31 07:23:04

Curiosity has been trekking through space since last November, and will be completing its 352-million-mile journey on August 5, 10:31 Pacific time.

Opportunity On A Martian Marathon Mission
2012-07-20 11:29:22

NASA, busy planning for the landing of its Curiosity rover on the Red Planet in August 2012, is perhaps getting into the Olympic spirit after the Mars Exploration Rover team announced Wednesday that another of its rovers, Opportunity, is on par to complete a Martian marathon.

Mars Rover Opportunity Image Goes Full-Circle
2012-07-06 04:36:14

NASA released a panoramic photo of the Martian surface taken by its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during the winter months.

NASA Engineers Fix Orbiter Millions Of Miles Away
2012-06-28 15:36:33

NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter is back in business after the spacecraft found itself placed into "safe" mode earlier this month.

2012-06-26 08:38:02

NASA is inviting its social media followers to the first-ever multi-center NASA Social on Aug. 3 to preview the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover on Aug. 6 EDT (Aug. 5 PDT).


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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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