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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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Starwatch: find a dark site to find Cassiopeia, the seated queen
The constellation is a constant feature of the night sky from mid-latitude northern countries

Stuart Clark

22, Feb, 2021 @6:00 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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'An exciting time': European Space Agency takes diversity to space
Helen Sharman, the UK’s first astronaut, praises the agency as it begins a search for 26 recruits

Zahaan Bharmal

20, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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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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Nicaragua leaders face backlash after forming space agency amid human rights crisis
The ministry will be under the control of the country’s army, which has no space program, and will ‘promote the development of space activities’

Staff and agencies in Managua

19, Feb, 2021 @12:12 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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Erdoğan unveils 10-year Turkish space programme
President says he is aiming for ‘top league in space race’ as rival UAE basks in Mars success

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

10, Feb, 2021 @4:14 PM

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Astronomers' hopes raised by glimpse of possible new planet
Bright speck in space near Alpha Centauri A may be evidence of asteroids or dust – or a technical glitch

Ian Sample Science editor

10, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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