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NASA is launching its $2.4 billion Perseverance Mars rover on Thursday. The nuclear-powered robot will test technologies astronauts need on the red planet.

NASA is about to send its next rover to Mars: a nuclear-powered robot called Perseverance. Perseverance is expected to record the first high-quality video and audio of Mars, drill rock samples that could contain signs of alien life, and deploy the first interplanetary helicopter. Here’s how NASA’s newest Mars rover […]
NASA is launching its $2.4 billion Perseverance Mars rover on Thursday. The nuclear-powered robot will test technologies astronauts need on the red planet.
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China just launched an ambitious Mars mission that could be its first to reach the red planet — and make it just the third nation to explore the Martian surface

China on Thursday launched a mission to Mars called Tianwen-1, which translates to “questions to heaven.” The mission aims to reach Mars in February 2021, slip a satellite into orbit around the red planet, and deploy a lander-rover to the Martian surface. The United Arab Emirates launched a Mars probe […]
China just launched an ambitious Mars mission that could be its first to reach the red planet — and make it just the third nation to explore the Martian surface
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NASA’s $830-million Mars mission is about to land. Here’s a second-by-second timeline of the InSight probe’s treacherous journey to the Martian surface.

NASA’s InSight robot will attempt a Mars landing around 7am AEDT Tuesday, November 27. The $US830-million mission must perfectly execute thousands of steps to not burn up, crash, or get tossed into deep space. NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory created a timeline of events to track the roughly 14-minute-long landing process. […]
NASA’s $830-million Mars mission is about to land. Here’s a second-by-second timeline of the InSight probe’s treacherous journey to the Martian surface.
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NASA’s InSight robot is about to land on Mars. Here’s how it might survive ‘7 minutes of terror’ and make incredible discoveries about the red planet — and Earth, too.

NASA will try to land its InSight probe on the surface of the red planet around 7am AEDT on Tuesday. The robotic lander must survive “seven minutes of terror” before touching down and beginning a series of unprecedented scientific firsts. InSight won’t move around Mars, but it could be the […]
NASA’s InSight robot is about to land on Mars. Here’s how it might survive ‘7 minutes of terror’ and make incredible discoveries about the red planet — and Earth, too.