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Mars Curiosity Rover Prepares For Thanksgiving Celebration Festivities
2012-11-20 15:53:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It may not be in the company of little Martians, but NASA's Curiosity is determined to celebrate Thanksgiving this year with, or without, the company of extra-terrestrials. For its Thanksgiving festivities, the rover plans to use its Mast Camera (Mastcam) to examine possible routes and targets to the east. NASA said its priority is to choose a rock for the first use of the rover's hammering drill, which will collect samples...

Lunar Rover Will Search For Water On The Moon
2012-10-10 04:12:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A full size prototype of the Polaris lunar rover was unveiled recently by Astrobotic Technology Inc., a spin-off company of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Polaris is a water-prospecting robot specially designed to work in the permanently shadowed craters of the lunar poles. Polaris is scheduled to launch using a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket powered by liquid oxygen and rocket grade kerosene...

Curiosity's Belly
2012-09-12 08:36:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the weekend, NASA's Curiosity rover went through some activities designed to check and characterize precision movements by the rover's robot arm. The activities help to confirm that the rover's tools and robotic arm have good health, and its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) is useful. MAHLI took an image with its reclosable dust cover open for the first time during the activity, confirming sharp imaging capability had been...

2012-09-02 23:15:15

Starting August 31, 2012 and lasting through September 30, 2012, Bill Jacobs Land Rover of Hinsdale will be looking to purchase 3 million dollars worth of pre-owned vehicles during their Major Buy Back Event to keep up with ever-increasing sales demands. Hinsdale, IL (PRWEB) September 01, 2012 Starting August 31, 2012 and lasting through September 30, 2012, Bill Jacobs Land Rover of Hinsdale will be looking to purchase 3 million dollars worth of pre-owned vehicles during their Major Buy...

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2012-08-29 18:45:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Curiosity's trek on top the Martian surface has officially commenced, as the rover took off on Tuesday towards a destination about a quarter mile away. NASA said the rover drove eastward about 52 feet on Tuesday, concluding its third drive when considering the two test drives it has already taken. "This drive really begins our journey toward the first major driving destination, Glenelg, and it's nice to see some Martian soil on our...

Curiosity's Mars Descent In High Definition
2012-08-24 10:25:39

Video: Curiosity Landing On Mars In High Resolution Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA posted a high-resolution video of its Curiosity rover as it descended towards the Mars surface during its "seven minutes of terror." The high resolution video starts recording the descent once the heat shield was jettisoned from the rover, exposing it to the Red Planet's surface for the first time. The movie is composed of multiple high resolution images its Mars Descent...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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