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NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover surpasses 100,000 firings of ChemCam Infrared Laser

 

Written by Guy Webster
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has passed the milestone of 100,000 shots fired by its laser. It uses the laser as one way to check which chemical elements are in rocks and soils.

The 100,000th shot was one of a series of 300 to investigate 10 locations on a rock called “Ithaca” in late October, at a distance of 13 feet, 3 inches (4.04 meters) from the laser and telescope on rover’s mast.

Since landing on Mars in August 2012, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has fired the laser on its Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument more than 100,000 times at rock and soil targets up to about 23 feet (7 meters) away. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/CNES/IRAP/UNM)

Since landing on Mars in August 2012, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has fired the laser on its Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument more than 100,000 times at rock and soil targets up to about 23 feet (7 meters) away. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/CNES/IRAP/UNM)

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APSU Mens Golf’s Dustin Korte closes out college career at NCAA Golf Championship

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsWoodstock, GA – Austin Peay State University’s Dustin Korte finished his final round at the 2013 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship May 30th, at the Capital City Club Crabtree facility, with back-to-back birdies to card a two-over 72 for the second straight day.

APSU's Dustin Korte

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Tennessee Titans Agree to Terms with Former Rams Guard/Center Rob Turner

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans on Tuesday agreed to terms with Guard/Center Rob Turner.

“Turner is a guy who got his first opportunity to start last year and he played well,” said Titans general manager Ruston Webster. “He spent time as a starter at both center and guard, so we liked his versatility. He will come here to compete and will either earn a starting role or fill a role as a swing guy for the middle spots.” «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association Meeting Report states Heart-related deaths increase in winter regardless of climate

 

Maintaining healthy behaviors, such as eating well and exercising, is important in winter, researchers said.

American Heart AssociationLos Angeles, CA – No matter what climate you live in, you’re more likely to die of heart-related issues in the winter, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012.

“This was surprising because climate was thought to be the primary determinant of seasonal variation in death rates,” said Bryan Schwartz, M.D., lead author of the study. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Faculty Members recognized for their years of service to the University

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Many faculty at Austin Peay State University were recognized Wednesday, August 22nd for their years of service to the University.

Dr. Bert Randall, professor of philosophy, has been a fixture on the APSU faculty for 40 years, joining APSU when there was a separate department of philosophy.

He received the 2011 APSU National Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award.

Dr. Bert Randall, professor of philosophy at APSU, was recognized Wednesday, August 22nd for his 40 years of service in teaching during the annual faculty meeting held in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. (Photo by Rollow Welch, APSU)

Dr. Bert Randall, professor of philosophy at APSU, was recognized Wednesday, August 22nd for his 40 years of service in teaching during the annual faculty meeting held in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. (Photo by Rollow Welch, APSU)

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