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

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.

India Plans Trip To Mars
2012-08-02 12:51:42

India is joining the ambitions of other space agencies by putting forth a goal to send a satellite to Mars.

Curiosity's Sky Crane Has A Big Job
2012-08-01 15:05:47

On August 5th at 10:31 p.m. Pacific Time, NASA will gently deposit their new, 2000-pound Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, wheels-first and ready to roll.

Curiosity Landing To Be Broadcast Live In Times Square
2012-08-01 06:22:59

New Yorkers and those visiting Times Square will get a front row seat to the Mars landing of the Curiosity rover, as the Toshiba Vision screen broadcasts live mission coverage.

Curiosity Closing In On Mars For Seven Minutes Of Terror
2012-07-31 07:23:04

Curiosity has been trekking through space since last November, and will be completing its 352-million-mile journey on August 5, 10:31 Pacific time.

Sky Show Before The Mars Landing
2012-07-30 15:56:01

Every time NASA lands a rover on Mars--or even makes the attempt--it is cause for celebration. On August 5th, the heavens themselves are aligning to mark the event.

Lunar Mission Targeted By China In 2013
2012-07-30 14:20:56

China is growing up its space industry quickly, as the country's state-run media outlets announced today that the country is setting its eyes on the Moon again by next year.

Mars Science Laboratory Adjusts Flight Path For Curiosity Landing
2012-07-30 12:36:19

As the newest rover nears its destination to the Red Planet, NASA engineers made some final adjustments to the Mars Science Laboratory's flight path on Sunday to ensure accuracy.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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