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2011-10-11 15:00:00

âœThe American Rocketeer,â âœExplorer 1â and âœDestination Moonâ are produced by JPL and will air on KCET throughout November. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 A documentary triology entitled Beginnings of the Space Age explores the intriguing characters and pivotal events that helped establish NASAâs Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as the...

Video Documents Mars Rover's Three-Year Trek
2011-10-11 04:04:12

[ Watch the Video ] While NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity was traveling from Victoria crater to Endeavour crater, between September 2008 and August 2011, the rover team took an end-of-drive image on each Martian day that included a drive. A new video compiles these 309 images, providing an historic record of the three-year trek that totaled about 13 miles (21 kilometers) across a Martian plain pocked with smaller craters. The video shows the rim of Endeavour becoming visible...

Mars Rovers Named A Popular Mechanics 'Breakthrough'
2011-10-03 14:54:13

More than seven years after completing their three-month prime missions on opposite sides of Mars, NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity have been selected for lifetime achievement award honors as part of the Breakthrough Awards presented by Popular Mechanics magazine. The magazine today announced recipients of awards to be presented Oct. 10 in New York. The announcement cites the Mars rovers' engineers, as well as the robots themselves, "for overcoming great challenges in their dogged...

Curiosity Rover To Investigate The Strange Attraction Of Gale Crater
2011-10-01 07:05:44

[ Watch the Video ] Curiosity is about to go to Mars.  The car-sized rover, also known as the Mars Science Lab, is scheduled for launch in late November or early December 2011 from the Kennedy Space Center.  After an eight-month voyage to Mars, Curiosity will land at the foot of a 3 mile high mountain in a crater named "Gale." It sounds a little odd–a mountain in the middle of an impact crater. Wouldn't the impact have smashed it flat? Some scientists believe the 96 mile...

Image 1 - Opportunity Checking Out Chester Lake Rock
2011-09-15 05:04:09

  Mars rover poised on rock that may yield yet more evidence of a wet Mars Shortly after Labor Day 2011, the Mars rover Opportunity was poised on the rim of the 22,000 meter-wide Endeavour Crater, preparing to sample a novel rock type. Much older than the sedimentary samples the rover´s “tasted” so far, this new sample is flush with the promise of revealing clues to the planet´s environment when running rivers coursed the surface. What was supposed to have...

Mars Memorial Image Taken September 11, 2011
2011-09-12 13:27:16

  A view of a memorial to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center towers was taken on Mars yesterday, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. The memorial, made from aluminum recovered from the site of the twin towers in weeks following the attacks, serves as a cable guard on a tool on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity and bears an image of the American flag. The memorial is on the rover's rock abrasion tool, which was being made in September...

Mars Rovers Carry 9/11 Tributes
2011-09-09 06:25:16

  In September 2001, Honeybee Robotics employees in lower Manhattan were building a pair of tools for grinding weathered rinds off rocks on Mars, so that scientific instruments on NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity could inspect the rocks' interiors. That month's attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Center, less than a mile away, shook the lives of the employees and millions of others. Work on the rock abrasion tools needed to meet a tight schedule to...


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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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