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ASU Mars Education Program Wins Award From Science Magazine
2013-02-21 14:23:51

A key component of NASA’s Mars Public Engagement Program, MSIP is led by Arizona State University's Mars Education Program. This week the prestigious journal Science is announcing that this innovative, student-focused project will receive the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction.

Ancient Mars Riverbed Evidence Found
2013-01-29 18:38:25

Researchers found networks of narrow ridges in impact craters on Mars that appear to be fossilized remnants of underground cracks through which water once flowed.

Mars Rover Opportunity Still Going Strong After 10 Years In Service
2013-01-21 12:32:55

NASA's Opportunity rover is closing in on its 10-year anniversary and is still performing science missions on the Red Planet, reports the Associated Press.

Mars Curiosity Rover Brushes Up On Rocks
2013-01-08 09:44:42

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity used its brush to clear away dust from part of a flat rock on Monday, marking the first time that the rover had used that particular tool, officials at the US space agency have announced.

Mars Contains More Clay Minerals Than Expected
2012-12-21 09:13:31

A larger portion of the Mars surface is covered by clay minerals - a type of rock that typically forms in places where water is present over an extended period of time - than was previously believed.

Curiosity Begins Exploring Yellowknife Bay
2012-12-20 04:50:18

NASA's Curiosity rover began exploring "Yellowknife Bay" on Mars this week, helping to provide information to researchers about which rock to drill.

Curiosity Takes Self Portrait At Rocknest
2012-12-12 12:26:59

NASA has released an image that the talented Mars Curiosity rover has taken, featuring itself with a Martian background. The self-portrait was taken with Curiosity's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), which captured dozens of high-resolution images to create the picture.


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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pudic
  • Easily ashamed, having a strong sense of shame; modest; chaste.
  • Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.
The word 'pudic' comes from French pudique, from Latin pudīcus, from pudet ("it shames"). (Wiktionary)
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