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Curiosity Sends Back Color Panoramic Photo
2012-08-10 12:17:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA is releasing even more photographs taken by the Curiosity rover during its first week of service on the Red Planet. The rover landed on Mars on Sunday night and NASA has been testing the rover out to see if all of its functions work properly. In one of the latest images released by the space agency, you get a full 360-degree view of what Curiosity gets to see on the alien planet in Gale Crater. The panoramic image is in...

Morpheus Lunar Lander
2012-08-10 08:46:59

[ Watch the Video: Morpheus Flight Test Failure ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It took plenty of failures to lead to the success of NASA landing Curiosity on Mars, and while the Jet Propulsion Laboratory team is still all grins over the recent rover mission, a new NASA prototype has taken a step towards eventual success by finding failure this week. The prototype lunar lander Morpheus experienced a malfunction this week during testing, leading the future NASA...

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Lands In Perfect Spot, Produces Stunning Images
2012-08-09 08:12:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA scientists are continuing to celebrate the successful landing of its Curiosity rover and after poring over data to determine the precise point of impact, space officials are even more excited to find that it actually made touchdown in the best spot possible from a scientific point-of-view. And better yet, the rover is sending back visually stunning images from the Martian landscape, images that NASA scientists are likening to...

2012-08-08 23:01:27

With NASA rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity as inspiration, RCBryan & Associates notes the connection between exploration for potential on Mars with exploration for potential in business, and announces their Kick Starter Business Coaching Package. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 The NASA rover, aptly named “Curiosity”, landed on Mars early Monday. The rover is due to explore the Gale Crater and Mount Sharp in order to search for organic molecules, determining...

Curiosity Heat Shield Shown In Detail
2012-08-08 14:25:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has released a high-resolution image of Curiosity's heat shield after it was jettisoned from the Mars Science Laboratory, and headed for a Martian impact. The latest color full-resolution image was taken by the Mars Descent Imager instrument known as MARDI. The image shows the 15-foot diameter heat shield when it was just about 50 feet from Curiosity in free fall. "This image shows the inside surface of the heat shield, with...

Galactic Suite Vying For Google Lunar X Prize
2012-08-08 13:37:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Keeping their eyes on the prize, one team is attempting to win the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize to send a rover to the moon. Galactic Suite announced it has signed a launch service contract for a Chinese rocket that will carry its robot to the moon in June 2014. The Google Lunar X Prize is an incentive competition that challenges space professionals and engineers to build and launch a privately funded lunar rover that...

Remnants Of Curiosity's Descent To Mars
2012-08-08 13:10:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What could one day be considered artifacts if archaeologists are to ever start digging around on Mars, a new high resolution photo shows the remnants of Curiosity's landing components. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an image using its High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera of the equipment that helped get Mars' newest citizen down to the ground. During Curiosity's "seven minutes of terror," it shed a...

Chip For Mars Rover Developed By Engineering Team
2012-08-08 08:01:24

NASA´s Mars Science Laboratory Rover Curiosity would have a hard time completing its mission if it were not for a successful partnership between the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a professor-student team at UT. Ben Blalock, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and two graduate students–Stephen Terry, now an alumnus, and Robert Greenwell–designed a tiny microchip that weighs close to a paper clip and helps control the motors on the rover. There are...

Curiosity's First 3D Image
2012-08-07 15:16:24

[ Watch the Video: Curiosity Lands On Mars ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Since landing on Mars, Curiosity has been uploading tons of data back to Earth, including 3D images taken by its onboard cameras. The first thumbnail was received at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory just moments after it was confirmed that Curiosity had a successful landing. From the moment the heat shield was ejected from the Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity began snapping photos....

Curiosity Is Ready To Rove Around On Mars
2012-08-07 15:22:12

Almost nine months after it was launched, Curiosity, NASA's latest rover, landed safely in the Gale Crater of Mars in the wee hours of August 6 CDT. The last seven minutes were particularly dramatic as the mission executed several complicated maneuvers to deliver the car-sized rover through the thin Martian atmosphere and gently place it in a very specific location. "Although it was nerve-wracking, everyone was confident, and Curiosity landed with amazing precision, right on time!" said...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.