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China's Zhurong rover completes initial mission, will continue to explore Mars
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China's Zhurong rover completes initial mission, will continue to explore Mars

It said it would continue to explore the area known as Utopia Planitia where it landed on 14 May.

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity completes nine years on the red planet
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity completes nine years on the red planet

The robot which was launched in November 2011 and reached Mars on 5 August 2012.

China’s ambitious plans in space go beyond the moon and Mars
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China’s ambitious plans in space go beyond the moon and Mars

China is planning a single, 10-year mission to collect a sample from an asteroid and pass by a comet.

Tianwen-1: How China's Mars lander Zhurong will attempt to touch down on the red planet
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Tianwen-1: How China's Mars lander Zhurong will attempt to touch down on the red planet

Tianwen-1 will use a laser range finder to work out where it is relative to Martian terrain and microwave sensor to determine its speed more accurately.

Ingenuity flies the furthest its ever gone in third successful flight on Mars
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Ingenuity flies the furthest its ever gone in third successful flight on Mars

The helicopter on this third flight covered 50 meters of distance, reaching the speed of two meters per second.

Perseverance rover converts CO2 into oxygen on Mars for the first time
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Perseverance rover converts CO2 into oxygen on Mars for the first time

MOXIE produced five grams of oxygen, equal to 10 minutes of breathable oxygen for astronaut carrying out normal activity.

NASA shares stunning 360-degree panorama of Perseverance Mars rover's landing site
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NASA shares stunning 360-degree panorama of Perseverance Mars rover's landing site

The rover's cameras will help scientists ascertain the geological history and atmospheric conditions of Jezero Crater.

Watch: Greta Thunberg's 'Fridays for Future' releases video mocking massive expenditure on Mars exploration
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Watch: Greta Thunberg's 'Fridays for Future' releases video mocking massive expenditure on Mars exploration

The video, titled '1%', takes a jibe at the governments around the world spending billions on space exploration when the same money could be used on Earth to tackle the climate crisis

COVID-19 memorial, 11 million names and other things that will ride aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover
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COVID-19 memorial, 11 million names and other things that will ride aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover

NASA says the 'extra' baggage the rover is carrying is part of a tradition called 'festooning' that goes back to the early space age.

NASA conducts test drive on Mars-bound Perseverance rover’s twin — Optimism — on Earth
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NASA conducts test drive on Mars-bound Perseverance rover’s twin — Optimism — on Earth

Optimism will share space in the Mars Yard with Maggie, the engineering model that stands in for NASA's Curiosity rover.

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 planning to fly  Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars to prove that powered-flight is possible on a planet other than Earth
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NASA planning to fly Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars to prove that powered-flight is possible on a planet other than Earth

Ingenuity's has an antenna, solar panel, landing legs and two rotors which makes deploying it a challenge.

Perseverance rover mission: NASA begins placement of components into the configuration for launch
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Perseverance rover mission: NASA begins placement of components into the configuration for launch

The launch window for the mission is between 17 July and 5 August and the mission duration will be around 687 Earth days.

NASA's Mars 2020 helicopter is named 'Ingenuity' by Alabama high school teen
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NASA's Mars 2020 helicopter is named 'Ingenuity' by Alabama high school teen

Vaneeza Rupani came up with the name ‘Ingenuity’ during NASA’s ‘Name the Rover’ essay contest.

NASA’s Curiosity continues Mars expedition as team behind the rover works from home due to Coronavirus
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NASA’s Curiosity continues Mars expedition as team behind the rover works from home due to Coronavirus

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said from 20 March none of the team members were present at its Southern California Lab.

Perserverance will carry more than 10 million names to Mars when it launched this July
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Perserverance will carry more than 10 million names to Mars when it launched this July

The rover is a robotic scientist will look for signs of past microbial life and collect samples for a future return to Earth.

NASA's Curiosity Rover shares selfie from Mars that it captured during its ‘steepest’ climb ever
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NASA's Curiosity Rover shares selfie from Mars that it captured during its ‘steepest’ climb ever

It was one of the steepest slopes any manmade creation has climbed outside Earth and it took three tries for the rover to climb it.

Coronavirus delays work on NASA’s moon rocket and capsule for the Artemis mission
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Coronavirus delays work on NASA’s moon rocket and capsule for the Artemis mission

There are two confirmed cases at NASA centres: Ames Research Center in California and Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama.

Catch 'em young: Seventh grade student names NASA's 2020 Mars rover 'Perseverance'
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Catch 'em young: Seventh grade student names NASA's 2020 Mars rover 'Perseverance'

Alex will visit Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to witness the launch of the rover and will always be associated with this mission.

Mars 2020 rover will head to the Red Planet next year, announces NASA
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Mars 2020 rover will head to the Red Planet next year, announces NASA

Mars 2020 will explore a landscape shaped by water which is the 'Jezero Crater', the site of an ancient delta