News tagged with science instrument

Thermal shield testing on Webb's MIRI

(Phys.org) —NASA engineer Acey Herrera recently checked out copper test wires inside the thermal shield of the Mid-Infrared Instrument, known as MIRI, that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The shield is ...

dateMay 09, 2013 in Space Exploration
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A tiny grain helps reveal the history of a rock

Researchers can use the mineral rutile to learn about rock types and their history. Two articles published in the highly respected journal Geology now present a new application of a method for more easily tracing the mineral ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Curiosity rover exits 'safe mode'

(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has returned to active status and is on track to resume science investigations, following two days in a precautionary standby status, "safe mode."

dateMar 20, 2013 in Space Exploration
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