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The long road to returning first-ever samples from Mars

The long road to returning first-ever samples from Mars

When NASA’s Perseverance rover touches down on Mars in February 2021, the mission will spend the next two years exploring one of the oldest and most intriguing sites on the red planet: Jezero Crater. It’s the site of an ancient lake bed and river delta that existed between 3 and 4 billion years ago —…MORE

The Perseverance rover is on its way to Mars. What’s next?

The Perseverance rover is on its way to Mars. What’s next?

The NASA Perseverance rover has been confirmed to be healthy and is now on a journey to Mars. It will take between 6.5 and seven months before the rover lands on the red planet in February 2021. “The mission has 314 million miles of interplanetary space and seven minutes of terror to get safely onto…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, July 31

The economic toll of the pandemic is becoming clear. In just a few months, the virus has managed to wipe out years of gains and push millions of people around the world into new economic hardship. Data released yesterday showed the US economy slumped by 9.5% in the second quarter compared to the same period…MORE

Mars launch: NASA sends Perseverance rover to space

Mars launch: NASA sends Perseverance rover to space

The Perseverance rover and its Ingenuity helicopter are finally on the journey to Mars. The spacecraft carrying the rover and helicopter successfully launched to Mars Thursday morning aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 7:50 a.m. ET. The team in the control center at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory…MORE

A report says China is suspected of hacking the Vatican. Here’s why

A report says China is suspected of hacking the Vatican. Here’s why

When you think about cyber espionage, the Vatican doesn’t come to mind as an obvious target. It’s a tiny country whose leader has more moral authority than worldly power. But China and the Vatican are expected to begin sensitive negotiations in September to a renew a secret deal over control of the Catholic Church in…MORE

NASA’s Perseverance rover is ready to launch on Thursday

NASA’s Perseverance rover is ready to launch on Thursday

The Perseverance rover is finally ready to launch on its journey to Mars on Thursday. The Mars 2020 mission will launch after nearly a decade of hard work and planning by thousands of engineers, scientists and specialists at NASA centers across the country and their commercial partners. The rover is scheduled to launch on Thursday,…MORE