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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...

mohawk
2012-08-07 12:18:20

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you were one of the millions watching the livestream and television coverage of the successful Curiosity Mars landing, you may have noticed one strange looking gentleman standing out among the others, the one with a mohawk. A carefully coiffed, red and black dyed mohawk adorned with yellow stars along the sides of the wearer´s head, writes Damon Poeter for PC Mag. The rockin´ rocket scientist turns out to be Bobak...

Curiosity's Descent Captured By Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
2012-08-06 11:56:49

[ Watch the Video: Curiosity Lands On Mars ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced during a press conference today that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) was able to snap a photo of Curiosity as it entered into the Martian atmosphere last night. As Curiosity made history last night, MRO was able to take a picture of the Mars Science Laboratory as it rode down with its parachute into Mars. Sarah Malkovich, NASA's High Rise Investigation...

Curiosity Landing: A Moment I will Never Forget
2012-08-06 04:19:26

[ Watch the Video: Curiosity Lands On Mars ] [ Watch the Video: Curiosity Landing Audience Going Nuts After Landing ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The smoke has cleared, the cheers have died down, but an experience of a lifetime has settled into my memory that will never fade away. I would not have been able to appreciate the gravity of the accomplishment of landing Curiosity on Mars without redOrbit having sent me to NASA´s Jet Propulsion...

Curiosity's Vision In Black And White
2012-08-06 03:12:32

[ Watch the Video: Curiosity Lands On Mars ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Curiosity landed safely on Mars a short time ago and is already transmitting images back to NASA. The first images are low-resolution black and white photos showing rocks, dust, and the rover's shadow taken with the Hazcam camera. According to redOrbit's on-site reporter, Lee Rannals, images started arriving around 10:34 PST, just minutes after a safe touchdown was confirmed. "I...

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2012-08-05 23:52:18

[ Watch the Video: Curiosity Lands On Mars ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA continued to add to its running story about man´s exploration of Mars Sunday night, as its latest rover Curiosity successfully landed on the Red Planet. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) entered the Martian atmosphere at 13,000 mph on Sunday night, delivering the rover to its new home planet. Here at NASA´s Jet Propulsion Lab, everyone let out a sigh of relief and...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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