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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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SpaceX postpones launch of its first internet network satellites

WASHINGTON: SpaceX postponed a launch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit that was scheduled for Thursday night, possibly until next week, citing a need for software updates. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral was to be the first of potentially thousands in its Starlink project to beam ...

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First person on Mars likely to be a woman: NASA

NASA: The first person on Mars is ‘likely to be a woman’, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has said. “It’s likely to be a woman, the first next person on the Moon. It’s also true that the first person on Mars is likely to be a woman,” CNN cited Bridenstine as ...

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Russia unveils plans to build human colony on moon

MOSCOW: Apart from building a human colony on Mars, scientists are also planning to build up a colony on the moon, and as per Russian scientists they will make it happen within 20 years. Russian space agency Roscosmos recently revealed its plans to build up a human colony on the ...

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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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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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NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Mars

LONDON: New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These darkish streaks appear to ...

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