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Curiosity is Collecting Mars Rocks

Engineers working with NASAs Curiosity Mars rover have been hard at work testing a new way for the rover to drill rocks and extract powder from them. This past weekend, that effort produced the first drilled sample on Mars in more than a year.

SOP newswire3Curiosity is Collecting Mars Rocks - Engineers working with NASAs Curiosity Mars rover have been hard at work testing a new way for the rover to drill rocks and extract powder from them. This past weekend, that effort produced the first drilled sample on Mars in more than a year.
SOP newswire3NASA, Orbital ATK Now Targeting May 21 for Next Resupply Mission to Space Station - Orbital ATK, in conjunction with NASA, has moved the launch of its ninth contracted mission to the International Space Stationto no earlier than 4:39 a.m. EDT (1:39 a.m. PDT) Monday, May 21, to support further prelaunch inspections and more favorable weather conditions.
SOP newswire3NASA Satellite Detects Kilauea Fissures - The eruption of Kilauea Volcano on the island of Hawaii triggered a number of gas- and lava-oozing fissures in the East Riff Zone of the volcano. The fissures and high levels of sulfur dioxide gas prompted evacuations in the area.
SOP newswire3Bound for Mars: Countdown to First Interplanetary Launch from California - In the early morning hours of May 5, millions of Californians will have an opportunity to witness a sight they have never seen before - the historic first interplanetary launch from Americas West Coast.
SOP newswire3UN Disarmament Commission Debates Ways to Prevent Arms Race in Outer Space - Despite the deteriorating security situation, there are some signs of progress in the field of disarmament, such as the intention of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea and the United States to hold summit talks, a senior United Nations official said Monday.
SOP newswire3NASA is Ready to Study the Heart of Mars - The space agency held a news conference today at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, detailing the next mission to the Red Planet.
SOP newswire3NASA Dawn Reveals Recent Changes in Ceres' Surface - Observations of Ceres have detected recent variations in its surface, revealing that the only dwarf planet in the inner solar system is a dynamic body that continues to evolve and change.
SOP newswire3Next NASA Mars Rover Reaches Key Manufacturing Milestone - NASAs Mars 2020 mission has begun the assembly, test and launch operations phase of its development, on track for a July 2020 launch to Mars.
SOP newswire3NASA Mars Mission Tours California - Scientists and engineers with NASAs next mission to Mars will be touring California cities starting this month.
SOP newswire3NASA Selects Proposals to Study Sun, Space Environment - NASA has selected nine proposals under its Explorers Program that will return transformational science about the Sun and space environment.
SOP newswire3New Clues to Universe Structure Revealed - What is our universe made of, and has its composition changed over time?
SOP newswire3NASA's Juno Spacecraft Spots Jupiter's Great Red Spot - Images of Jupiters Great Red Spot reveal a tangle of dark, veinous clouds weaving their way through a massive crimson oval.
SOP newswire3Holograms Might Help Search for Alien Life - If a space probe detected microbial life on another planet, would scientists know it when they saw it?
Ron G AnselmIs it True The Red Planet Mars Has Rings? - The Red Planet Mars may once have had Rings Surrounding its Outer Body that disappeared and is projected to Reappear Once again
SOP newswire3Earth-Sized Tatooine Planets Could Be Habitable - With two suns in its sky, Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine in Star Wars looks like a parched, sandy desert world. In real life, thanks to observatories such as NASA's Kepler space telescope, we know that two-star systems can indeed support planets.
SOP newswire3NASA Orbiter Steers Clear of Mars Moon Phobos - NASA's MAVEN spacecraft performed a previously unscheduled maneuver this week to avoid a collision in the near future with Mars' moon Phobos.
SOP newswire3NuSTAR Spots Temperature Swings of Black Hole Winds - For the first time, scientists have measured rapidly varying temperatures in hot gas emanating from around a black hole.
SOP newswire3The NASA Imager Dentists Use Daily - When sitting in the dentist's chair, few patients think of NASA. But the space agency is there nonetheless, in the sensor that enables high-resolution, digital X-ray imagery that helps the dentist spot problems.
SOP newswire3Mars Rover Curiosity Examines Possible Mud Cracks - Scientists used NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in recent weeks to examine slabs of rock cross-hatched with shallow ridges that likely originated as cracks in drying mud.
Ron G AnselmMysterious Lights and Other Matters leave Scientists Baffled - There are tons of things you can learn from science. Not only our local world but science and space, environment, astronomy, physics, and the vast list goes on.
Ron G AnselmNASA's Curiosity Rover Stumbles Across Boron Lying on the Martian Surface - Mars is as mysterious a planet as the Chicago Cubs recently winning the World Series. Astronomers for many years doubted that Mars could become our next planet we could very well have to not want to relocate to.
Ron G AnselmHabitable Neighbor Planet Living Next Door to Us? - NASA has been exploring Mars and heading in the direction that the red planet could be our next planet we relocate to if we ever have to but also has been exploring just about anything out there that could potentially be another place we can in the future call home.
SOP newswire3NASA's NEOWISE Mission Spies One Comet, Maybe Two - NASA rocks!
SOP newswire3NASA Releases New, Detailed Greenland Glacier Data - As glaciers break off, melt and retreat, they generally speed up. That makes them stretch out and causes their top surfaces to drop lower. By observing how Greenland glaciers' heights change throughout the five-year OMG campaign, scientists will be able to infer how the volume of ice in the glaciers is changing.
SOP newswire3Meet a Spacecraft Dressmaker - Lien Pham sometimes thinks of herself as a spacecraft dressmaker.
SOP newswire3Small Troughs Growing on Mars May Become 'Spiders' - Erosion-carved troughs that grow and branch during multiple Martian years may be infant versions of larger features known as Martian spiders, which are radially patterned channels found only in the south polar region of Mars.
SOP newswire3Are planets like those in 'Star Wars: Rogue One' really out there? - In the Star Wars universe, ice, ocean and desert planets burst from the darkness as your ship drops out of light speed. But these worlds might be more than just science fiction.
SOP newswire3NASA to Launch Fleet of Hurricane-Tracking SmallSats - NASA is set to launch its first Earth science small satellite constellation, which will help improve hurricane intensity, track and storm surge forecasts, on Dec. 12 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
SOP newswire3NASA Selects Launch Services for Global Surface Water Survey Mission - NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency's Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. Launch is targeted for April 2021 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
SOP newswire3Faint F Ring and Prometheus - Surface features are visible on Saturn's moon Prometheus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Most of Cassini's images of Prometheus are too distant to resolve individual craters, making views like this a rare treat.
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