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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa’s Mars rover finds rock with earth-like chemistry

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 11:53am by Reuters Cape Canaveral

    ... Reuters Cape Canaveral When scientists selected a rock to test the Mars rover Curiosity’s laser, they expected it to contain the same minerals as rocks found elsewhere on the Red Planet, ... of rock type that we encountered on Mars.” Curiosity arrived on Mars two months ago to learn if the most earth-like planet in the solar system was suitable for microbial life. Last month, ...

  2. News - World - SPACE EXPLORATION

    Curiosity Mars rover collects historic first bedrock sample

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 11:27am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Nasa’s Mars rover Curiosity has penetrated a rock on the Red Planet and collected a sample from its interior, the US space agency announced Saturday. ... designed now is a fully operating analytical laboratory on Mars,” said agency official John Grunsfeld. “This is the biggest milestone accomplishment for the Curiosity team since the sky-crane ...

  3. News - World - SPACE

    Curiosity finds Mars rock similar to Hawaiian stone

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Cape Canaveral, US

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral, US Rover finds Mars rock similar to that in Hawaii When scientists selected a rock to test the Mars rover Curiosity's laser, they expected it to contain ... it seems to be a new kind of rock type that we encountered on Mars." Curiosity arrived on Mars two months ago to learn if the most earth-like planet in the solar system was suited to microbial ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... into Martian sand Mars rover Curiosity takes its first sip of the red planet's sand, but only after it plays bartender to make sure the dry dust is shaken, not stirred. The end of the rover ... system to cleanse it of residual grease. Curiosity will scoop, shake and dump sand three times. The fourth time, Nasa's rover will slowly pour a tiny amount of material into a mobile lab ...

  5. News - World - SPACE

    Curiosity discovers soil on Mars is like sand in Hawaii

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Cape Canaveral, Florida

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral, Florida Curiosity X-rays scoops of dirt to reveal crystals similar to those found in volcanic areas on earth Mars soil 'just like sand in Hawaii' In the first inventory of minerals on another planet, Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity found soil that bears a striking resemblance to weathered, volcanic sand in Hawaii, scientists said. The rover ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE MAGAZINE'S TOP 10 ACHIEVEMENTS OF 2012

    Finding the Higgs boson tops scientific achievements this year

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Finding the Higgs boson, and year's other triumphs From landing the Curiosity rover on Mars after a 350-million-mile journey, to the discovery ... have them created in a test tube from their own cells and then implanted in their body. Nasa engineers landed the3.3 tonne Mars Curiosity rover on the Red Planet by using an innovative landing ...

  7. News - World - SCIENCE FOCUS

    All systems go for Curiosity rover on Mars

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... for Curiosity's Mars exploration After two weeks of checking instruments, testing software and practising its rock-zapping skills, Curiosity the Mars rover is now taking its first baby steps across ... much bigger and trickier to manoeuvre than the arms on the previous Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. "There was a bit of getting used to using the arm under Martian gravity ...

  8. News - World - SPACE

    Curiosity gets to work with first laser test on Mars

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Los Angeles Nasa scientists put planet rover through its paces with remote laser strike on rock Curiosity zaps into action on Mars The Mars rover Curiosity zapped its first rock ... of building the instrument, it's pay-off time." Curiosity, a one-tonne, six-wheeled vehicle the size of a compact car, landed inside a vast, ancient impact crater near Mars' equator ...

  9. News - World - SPACE

    Curiosity's stream discovery raises hopes of finding life on Mars

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... gravel lifts prospects of life on Mars Nasa's Mars rover, Curiosity, has discovered gravel carried by an ancient stream that once "ran vigorously" on the red planet. The news bodes ... mission scientist Rebecca Williams. The Curiosity rover, which has been exploring Mars since early August, also investigated a second outcrop known as Link. The pictures transmitted by Curiosity ...

  10. News - World - SPACE

    Mars rover ready to analyse rock powder

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 01:56pm by Reuters in Cape Canaveral, Florida

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral, Florida Nasa’s Mars rover Curiosity, dispatched to learn if the planet ever had ingredients for life, drilled its first bit of powder from inside a potentially ... Curiosity engineer Scott McCloskey of Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said.. On February 8, the rover used its powerful drill, the first instrument of its type to be sent ...




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