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China completes historic Mars spacecraft landing

An uncrewed Chinese spacecraft successfully landed on the surface of Mars on Saturday, state news agency Xinhua reported, making China the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet. The Tianwen-1 spacecraft landed on a site on a vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, “leaving a Chinese ...

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NASA’s mini helicopter Ingenuity touches down on Mars

The US space agency last week announced the decision to push back the date of the first attempt to fly the helicopter on Mars from April 8 to April 11.Flying in a controlled manner on Mars is far more difficult than flying on Earth.(Picture courtesy: NASA/JPL) Ingenuity flew to Mars ...

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Anushka Sharma returns with web series, ‘Paatal Lok’

BOLLYWOOD: Anushka Sharma dropped the much-awaited trailer of her Amazon Prime Video show ‘Paatal Lok’. The show has been inspired by the Indian concept of three realms: ‘Swarga Lok (heaven),’ ‘Dharti Lok (Earth)’ and ‘Paatal Lok (hell)’. As the trailer begins, it shows a trifurcation of the modern-day world into ...

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Mars likely to have enough oxygen to support life

PARIS: Salty water just below the surface of Mars could hold enough oxygen to support the kind of microbial life that emerged and flourished on Earth billions of years ago, researchers reported Monday. In some locations, the amount of oxygen available could even keep alive a primitive, multicellular animal such ...

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Space crew survives plunge to Earth after Russian rocket fails

BAIKONUR COSMODROME: The two-man US-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft en route to the International Space Station was forced to make a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan on Thursday when their rocket failed in mid-air. US astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin landed safely without harm and rescue ...

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UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos

INCHEON: Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is “unprecedented in scale,” the UN said in a landmark report that warns time is running out to avert disaster. Earth’s surface has warmed one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) – enough to ...

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Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years

LOS ANGELES: Earth´s neighboring planet, Mars, is closer than it has been in the past 15 years, offering unusually bright views of the Red Planet´s auburn hues. “The Red Planet and Earth haven´t been this close since 2003, and won´t be again until 2035,” NASA said. Astronomers around the world ...

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First space tourist flights could come in 2019

(AFP) WASHINGTON: The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights – though neither has set a firm date. Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, and Blue Origin, by Amazon creator Jeff Bezos, ...

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Earth’s magnetic field could flip upside down

LONDON-This sounds like the plot for a disaster movie: an invisible magnetic force-field that defends life on Earth against killer rays from space goes awry. Blasts of radiation destroy our satellite communications and bring the world’s electricity supplies crashing down. Chaos reigns. Human cancer cases multiply as unshielded radiation from ...

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Super Blue Blood Moon Coming

LONDON: People around the world are hoping for clear skies through which to enjoy a rare celestial event being called a “super blue blood moon”. A blue moon (the second full moon in a calendar month), super moon (the moon around 14% brighter than usual at its closest stage of ...

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