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China's Tianwen-1 mission captures unique image of the Earth and moon on its way to Mars
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China's Tianwen-1 mission captures unique image of the Earth and moon on its way to Mars

The black and white image was captured by the spacecraft some 1.2 million kilometres away from Earth, on 27 July.

On NASA's Curiosity rover's eight anniversary, here are some of its top findings on Mars
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On NASA's Curiosity rover's eight anniversary, here are some of its top findings on Mars

The car-sized rover created by NASA has travelled a total of 23.06km on the Red Planet while providing us with several images and important data.

NASA weather satellite, Virtual Telescope capture Perseverance rover, Ingenuity launch to Mars
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NASA weather satellite, Virtual Telescope capture Perseverance rover, Ingenuity launch to Mars

The satellite GOES 16 spotted the smoke plume released as the rover launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on 30 July.

Scars on Mars may have formed by melting below glaciers and not flowing rivers, new study suggests
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Scars on Mars may have formed by melting below glaciers and not flowing rivers, new study suggests

While examining climate models of ancient Mars they found that it was much colder during the time that the valleys were formed.

NASA’s fifth and finest Mars rover Perseverance lifts off successfully in spite of tremors, delays, COVID-19 lockdown
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NASA’s fifth and finest Mars rover Perseverance lifts off successfully in spite of tremors, delays, COVID-19 lockdown

The launch went off smoothly, despite a 4.2-magnitude earthquake 20 minutes before liftoff that shook the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

NASA's Perseverance rover: Getting to Mars is easy, it’s the stopping that can kill you
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NASA's Perseverance rover: Getting to Mars is easy, it’s the stopping that can kill you

The landing on Mars "is the result of reasoned, engineering thought. But it still looks crazy” says Adam Steltzner, a NASA engineer.

NASA’s Perseverance rover on its way to become fifth rover on Mars – its science objectives, instruments, the Ingenuity helicopter
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NASA’s Perseverance rover on its way to become fifth rover on Mars – its science objectives, instruments, the Ingenuity helicopter

Perseverance will land in the Jezero Crater, in February 2021, which is thought to have once been a water-filled lake 3.5 million years ago.

NASA Perseverance Rover launch HIGHLIGHTS: Communication signal acquired, the rover is on its way to Mars
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NASA Perseverance Rover launch HIGHLIGHTS: Communication signal acquired, the rover is on its way to Mars

NASA Perseverance Rover launch HIGHLIGHTS: Communication signal acquired, the rover is on its way to Mars

Possibility of life higher below surface of Mars, space radiation may act as catalyst, study suggests
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Possibility of life higher below surface of Mars, space radiation may act as catalyst, study suggests

While conditions are considered less harsh and traces of water have also been found, the subsurface has yet to be fully-explored.

NASA's Perseverance rover to Mars set for launch at 5.25 pm IST today: How to watch it live
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NASA's Perseverance rover to Mars set for launch at 5.25 pm IST today: How to watch it live

The mission is supposed to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida aboard the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

NASA's Perseverance rover will bring Mars rocks to Earth: Our greatest interplanetary circus act
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NASA's Perseverance rover will bring Mars rocks to Earth: Our greatest interplanetary circus act

One of the key tasks for Perseverance is to drill up to 39 rock cores that look interesting enough to merit additional scrutiny on Earth.

Why Mars' 'super weird' moons Phobos, Deimos have scientists confused and fascinated
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Why Mars' 'super weird' moons Phobos, Deimos have scientists confused and fascinated

In less than 100 million years, Phobos will get close enough to Mars to be ripped apart, transforming into a beautiful system of rings.

Martian Megaripples: Shifting sand dunes in slow migration spotted on Mars for the first time
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Martian Megaripples: Shifting sand dunes in slow migration spotted on Mars for the first time

In two regions near the equator, they found stretches of sand dunes making stealthy movements over long time scales.

China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission: Science objectives, instruments on the first-of-its-kind tech demo to the Red Planet
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China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission: Science objectives, instruments on the first-of-its-kind tech demo to the Red Planet

If successful,Tianwen-1 will be signified as a major technical breakthrough in interplanetary mission technology.

Successful liftoff of China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission met with celebration, suspicion on Twitter
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Successful liftoff of China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission met with celebration, suspicion on Twitter

The lander and rover will perform a soft landing on Utopia Planitia, around two to three months after it arrives to Mars.

China launches first Tianwen-1 orbiter-lander-rover mission to Mars today; CNSA yet to confirm success
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China launches first Tianwen-1 orbiter-lander-rover mission to Mars today; CNSA yet to confirm success

The launch is an open secret, with CNSA not particularly hiding the relevant information but not being very forthcoming with it either.

China moves its Tianwen-1 Mars mission into Long March-5 rocket, slated for 23 July launch
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China moves its Tianwen-1 Mars mission into Long March-5 rocket, slated for 23 July launch

The first Chinese mission to Mars, Tianwen-1 will feature an orbiting spacecraft, a lander and a rover.

Five planets and a crescent moon will line up in a rare pre-dawn spectacle today, 20 July
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Five planets and a crescent moon will line up in a rare pre-dawn spectacle today, 20 July

The planets would look to a human eye like extraordinarily bright stars, unlike the familiar photos we've seen captured by a spacecraft.

UAE's first interplanetary mission launches on 20 July – 'Hope' to be ninth active mission on Mars
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UAE's first interplanetary mission launches on 20 July – 'Hope' to be ninth active mission on Mars

The launch had been delayed on two occasions due to bad weather in Japan - n 15 July at 2.21 am IST and on Friday, 17 July at 2.13 am IST.

UAE's Mars orbiter mission seeks to bring Hope to more places than just the red planet
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UAE's Mars orbiter mission seeks to bring Hope to more places than just the red planet

Despite being the third-richest country in the world, the UAE’s scientific and engineering community is still small.