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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'

( —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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James Webb Telescope gets its wings

( —A massive backplane that will hold the primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope nearly motionless while it peers into space is another step closer to completion with the recent assembly of the support ...

dateMar 15, 2013 in Space Exploration
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