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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...

Get Ready For Seven Minutes Of Terror
2012-08-05 14:44:03

[ Follow Our Live Blog Coverage ] | [ Watch the Video "Seven Minutes of Terror" ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Curiosity Rover is approaching the red planet at about 8,000 mph, on the way to its date with destiny and the history books. However, that is not the upper limit of speed for Curiosity. Mar's gravity is taking hold and pulling the rover down hard. By the time the spacecraft hits the top of Mars' atmosphere, about seven minutes before touchdown, Martian...

Martian Gravity Pulling Hard At Curiosity Rover
2012-08-05 04:05:56

[ Watch the Video "Seven Minutes of Terror" ] NASA/JPL The gravitational tug of Mars is now pulling NASA's car-size geochemistry laboratory, Curiosity, in for a suspenseful landing this evening. "After flying more than eight months and 350 million miles since launch, the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft is now right on target to fly through the eye of the needle that is our target at the top of the Mars atmosphere," said Mission Manager Arthur Amador of NASA's Jet Propulsion...

The Search For Potential Habitats For Life On Mars To Begin
2012-08-05 04:00:23

Whitney Heins, University of Tennessee, Knoxville NASA´s Curiosity rover is scheduled to land on Mars Sunday. Then, the work will begin for two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professors searching for potentially habitable environments on the red planet. Linda Kah and Jeffrey Moersch, associate professors in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, are an integral part of the NASA team working on the rover. The Curiosity rover is looking for clues to whether the...

Mars Science Lab – Connecting The Past And The Future
2012-08-03 09:26:46

[ Watch the Video "Seven Minutes of Terror" ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online John Donne, the poet, wrote, "No man is an island, Entire of itself."  That is as true of technology as it is of people. When the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover lands in Gale Crater, it will be drawing on support from missions past, and creating data and contributions for missions decades in the future. "Curiosity is a bold step forward in learning about our...

CSIRO To Assist With Curiosity Landing
2012-08-02 14:26:39

[ Watch the Video "Seven Minutes of Terror" ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As NASA's Mars Science Laboratory gets closer to the Red Planet by the second, other countries are preparing to help aid the space agency in the difficult landing. The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC), managed for NASA by CSIRO in Australia, will be the main tracking station for the landing. The Australian dishes will be the ones following MSL's mission when it...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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