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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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Chesapeake to donate $1 million to tornado relief
May 21, 2013 11:19 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. says it will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to help in the rescue and recovery efforts in Moore.
The oil and gas company says it's also organizing hundreds of employee volunteers to help in the relief effort.
Chesapeake board chairman Archie Dunham says the company is providing "all possible assistance" using Chesapeake's equipment, machinery and resources. The company is also using its "Operation Blue" employee program that allows workers to volunteer four hours on company time.
Chesapeake says it will expand the Operation Blue campaign to help out in Moore.
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Asia stocks fall
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell today as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to telegraph what it plans to do next with its economic stimulus program.
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IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.