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Marswatch: high hopes for first powered controlled flight on another planet
Mars mission’s next major milestone will be deployment of Ingenuity, a small helicopter

Stuart Clark

25, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Starwatch: Mars closes in on Pleiades star cluster
Sky-watchers will be rewarded with contrasting celestial colours as red planet approaches blue-white stars

Stuart Clark

01, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'Dare mighty things': hidden message found on Nasa Mars rover parachute
Social media users say message is encoded in red-and-white pattern on parachute

Martin Belam

23, Feb, 2021 @11:45 AM

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The Observer view on triumph on Mars and tragedy in Texas | Observer editorial
As with space travel, co-operation is crucial in solving the country’s infrastructure problems

Observer editorial

21, Feb, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Nasa scientists hail Perseverance rover's arrival on Mars with stunning images
Car-sized vehicle designed to seek signs of life is pronounced ‘healthy’ after dramatic descent to surface of the red planet

Natalie Grover and Tom McCarthy

19, Feb, 2021 @8:27 PM

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Nasa scientists release new images of Perseverance rover on Mars at news briefing – as it happened
Team of experts answer questions about mission following safe landing on the red planet on Thursday – follow the briefing live

Tom McCarthy and Natalie Grover

19, Feb, 2021 @7:41 PM

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Spacewatch: Hope spacecraft sends back pictures of Mars volcanoes
Hope mission is to study Martian atmosphere to help understand how water has been lost

Stuart Clark

19, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Nasa Perseverance rover to land on Mars in search of life
Spacecraft will descend on red planet carrying helicopter and instruments to look for biosignatures

Natalie Grover Science correspondent

18, Feb, 2021 @1:58 PM

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Starwatch: Mars and Aldebaran flank the waxing half moon
The red planet, although faded since last year’s magnificence, will still appear as bright as the eye of Taurus

Stuart Clark

15, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tensions rise as rival Mars probes approach their final destination
Anxious moment for scientists in US, China and UAE as spacecrafts enter crucial stages of long journey to red planet

Robin McKie

07, Feb, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Is there life on Mars? Not if we destroy it with poor space hygiene
As countries begin an age of Martian exploration, planetary protection advocates insist we must be careful of interplanetary contamination

Stuart Clark

30, Jan, 2021 @5:00 PM

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The five: space missions for 2021
After 2020, anyone would be forgiven for wanting to escape Earth, and Mars, the moon and the asteroid belt beckon

Ian Tucker

10, Jan, 2021 @5:30 AM

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