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Three From JPL Included On Time Magazine 'Most Influential' List
2013-04-19 15:11:39

On a new list of the 100 most influential people on Earth, three work at the same California address, where they've led projects to study things that are not on Earth. The list announced today by TIME Magazine includes Don Yeomans, Pete Theisinger and Richard Cook, all at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

Copernicus crater
2013-04-03 04:40:58

Large impacts on the Moon produce unimaginable amounts of energy; however, they may not wipe the mineralogical slate clean.

Comet May Be On A Collision Course With Mars
2013-03-28 10:52:43

There is a small but non-negligible chance that Comet 2013 A1 will strike Mars next year in October of 2014

Mars Express And HRSCview Turns Everyone Into Explorers
2013-03-25 19:03:05

Our planet has been mapped out and explored for the most part, but there are plenty of other planets out there waiting to be discovered.

Curiosity Heading Towards Spring Break
2013-03-25 12:29:33

NASA's Curiosity rover has been hard at work for seven months now, and the Mars tourist is about to get its own Spring Break.

Mars Rover ChemCam Sees Patterns In Martian Rocks
2013-03-20 04:44:02

Los Alamos National Laboratory postdoctoral researcher Nina Lanza announced at the 44th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands, Texas that Curiosity's ChemCam laser could be offering some detailed inside information about the Red Planet's surface.

Curiosity Active Again After Entering 'Safe Mode' Again Over Weekend
2013-03-19 18:46:06

Curiosity has been having a bit of trouble on Mars lately with its software, and yesterday NASA announced its prized rover entered "safe mode" again after more glitches had occurred.

Curiosity Is Back On Track After Memory Glitch Forced JPL To Switch Computers
2013-03-05 07:48:33

Today, the JPL team announced Curiosity has transitioned from that precautionary status back to its active status following a series of troubleshooting efforts to put the rover back on track.


Latest Opportunity rover Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.