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Curiosity sleeps as solar blast races toward Mars
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- NASA says the Curiosity rover is hunkering down after the sun unleashed a blast headed for Mars.
Project managers said Wednesday they powered down the car-size rover as a precaution since it suffered a recent computer problem. The Opportunity rover and two orbiting NASA spacecraft will carry on with normal activities.
On Tuesday, scientists noticed a flare erupting from the sun. The burst sent a stream of radiation and a cloud of superheated gas toward Mars. The solar eruption was not expected to have an impact on Earth.
Curiosity is recovering from a memory problem last week. Engineers were troubleshooting the cause when they decided to put the rover in sleep mode. This means it'll take even longer for Curiosity to return to its science experiments.
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Posted: Thursday, March 7 2013, 10:45 AM CST
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Principal recounts storm hitting Okla. school
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MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- The principal of the Oklahoma elementary school where seven children died in a tornado says her teachers did everything they could to save their lives.
Plaza Towers Elementary Principal Amy Simpson said at an emotional news conference Friday that children regularly had tornado drills and bravely faced a storm carrying 210 mph winds.
The twister hit just before the end of the school day Monday. The school had spent the first half of the day celebrating the students' accomplishments during the year.
Simpson said some teachers took the weight of collapsed walls onto their bodies to save children.
Monday's tornado was a top-of-the-scale EF5. The storm killed 24 people, including 10 children.
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