The Rover "Curiosity has achieved the main goal of their mission - mountain Aolida in the center of Gale crater and is preparing for its drilling. reported on Thursday, September 11, on the NASA site.
"Curiosity", as stated by the Director of the Department of planetology NASA Jim green, "opened a new Chapter in the study of the red planet. Research the Rover will begin with a lower slope of the mountain, where we will take soil samples. The mission will begin next week.
Mount Aolida aroused great interest among scientists from the point of view of the study of new species that can be helpful in making representations about the geological structure Mars, said green.
The Rover landed on the surface of the red planet in Gale crater in August 2012. Since then the device has been studying radiation, atmosphere, rocks and climate of Mars.
The main objective of the mission of the unit lies in the detection of potentially or historically favorable conditions for life on Mars. As a result of work "Curiosity" scientists have found that earlier on Mars existed favorable for simple organisms living conditions.
The Rover is an Autonomous self-propelled physico-chemical laboratory, able to work in the conditions of the Martian climate. Mass does not exceed 900 kg (equivalent to about 340 kilograms in the conditions of the Martian gravity), its size: 3,1×2,7×2.1 meters, as an energy source device uses a radioisotope thermoelectric generator, which with the help of a thermogenerator converts into electricity thermal energy released by the decay of plutonium-238.
Scientists from the University of Augusta (GA, USA) said the reason that obese individuals, the proportion of muscle tissue, unlike fat, is not increased. Experts have shown that fat in excess to produce a protein inhibitor of myostatin. It is reported by EurekAlert!
Scientists from MSU found a "rejuvenating" pulsar XB091D, located in the ancient globular cluster in the galaxy Andromeda. This neutron star has captured another star, which allowed it to accelerate its rotation, taking the substance from his companion. "Crackdown" began less than a million years ago.
YouTube channel aa4cc published a video that shows scientists creating animations on egg shells. For printing was used photochromic paint that changes color from white to purple when illuminated by a laser. Controlling the direction of the light beam, the researchers caused the patterns across the surface of the shell.
Launched a second aircraft carrier of the Navy of the people's liberation army of China. The ceremony of launching of the warship, constructed by the project 001A, was held Wednesday, April 26. The ship will be commissioned in 2020, after conducting sea trials.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has accepted the resignation of Minister for post-disaster reconstruction Masahiro since the beginning. The reason for the resignation was the statement that if the tsunami in 2011 did not hit the remote area of the island of Honshu and the capital, the amount of damage would have been huge.
The US Navy destroyer "Mahan" in the Persian Gulf was forced to change course to avoid collision with the Iranian boat. Battle ship on Monday met with the boat of the IRGC. The destroyer changed course, gave the signal of danger, launched flares, and brought the weapon to combat readiness.