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NASA's Curiosity rover already has a year under its belt of driving on the surface of the Red Planet, but the Martian explorer is just now using its autonomous navigation for the first time.
NASA’s Opportunity rover has been plugging away on the Red Planet now for more than nine years and has survived several Martian winters. The rover is now studying a rocky layer on the edge of “Solander Point” that shows signs of an acidic wet past and a much older neutral wet environment.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is switching from one motion-sensing device to a duplicate unit onboard.
Occasionally, a meteorite is found on Earth with peculiar origin: Mars. Anytime a large object, such as an asteroid or comet, impacts the surface Mars chunks of rock are ejected into outer space. Over time, some of these stones will make their way to Earth, impacting the ground as meteorites.
In its continuing mission to survey Mars, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover drove its furthest distance ever on Sunday, the space agency said.
An image from Mars orbit taken 10 years after the launch of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the long-lived rover on its trek to a new destination on Mars.
NASA said its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the halfway point while on route to its next destination: Solander Point.
In the marking of a number of firsts, NASA will be celebrating the anniversary of the first launch of a rover destined for the Red Planet. Opportunity, one of three rovers currently on Mars, blasted off from Cape Canaveral nearly 10 years ago on July 7, 2003.
Scientists from Washington University in St. Louis will take to the Atacama desert to try out their latest laser technology for a Mars mission.
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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