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Nasa preparing to attempt first controlled flight on another world
The Ingenuity helicopter, which arrived on the red planet in February, is expected to take to the skies on Wednesday

Nadeem Badshah and agency

10, Apr, 2021 @9:12 PM

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Revive the US space program? How about not | Nicholas Russell
Space exploration is an incredibly expensive and unnecessary way to ignore the many problems here on earth

Nicholas Russell

09, Apr, 2021 @10:31 AM

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Much-feared asteroid Apophis won't hit Earth for at least 100 years, Nasa says
Chunk of space rock was once the ‘poster child for hazardous asteroids’ but it will be a while before humans need to worry about it again

Staff and agencies

27, Mar, 2021 @3:30 AM

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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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Perseverance Martian landing point named after Octavia E Butler
Science-fiction author honoured in Nasa’s chosen name for Mars rover’s touchdown

Alison Flood

10, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Spacewatch: Venus terrain revealed by Nasa solar probe
Image unexpectedly shows light and dark features, including Aphrodite Terra, a highland area near planet’s equator

Stuart Clark

05, 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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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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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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