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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’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.

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 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.

NASA defers launch of Perseverance Mars rover to 22 July after contamination breach
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NASA defers launch of Perseverance Mars rover to 22 July after contamination breach

The Perseverance rover mission will still make the same launch window, after the scheduled launch moved by two days from 20 July.

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover clicks images of the Earth and Venus in the red planet’s night sky
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NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover clicks images of the Earth and Venus in the red planet’s night sky

The colour and brightness of the sky appeared different in this image because of the presence of all the high-altitude dust in the Martian air right now.

10 images that captures the journey of NASA's InSight lander while it completes one year on Mars
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10 images that captures the journey of NASA's InSight lander while it completes one year on Mars

The InSight lander launched aboard the Atlas V rocket on 5 May 2018 and reached Mars on 26 November 2018.

China successfully tests its lander in preparation for its Mars 2020 mission
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China successfully tests its lander in preparation for its Mars 2020 mission

China has developed its space program rapidly since it conducted its first crewed mission in 2003.

NASA's Mars 2020 rover takes to Iceland's lava fields to get ready for the Red Planet
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NASA's Mars 2020 rover takes to Iceland's lava fields to get ready for the Red Planet

It will continue the work of the "Curiosity" rover, which has been exploring Mars since 2012.

On NASA's Mars Curiosity rover's seventh birthday, here are some of its biggest finds
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On NASA's Mars Curiosity rover's seventh birthday, here are some of its biggest finds

Curiosity is the largest rover built by NASA till date, weighing 899 kgs and moving at a speed of 30 mph.

In Photos: Space rovers that empowered humankind's exploration of space
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In Photos: Space rovers that empowered humankind's exploration of space

Here is a quick chronological glance at the space rovers that have gone to Mars and the Moon.

10 important dates to remember in the history of space exploration from 1957 to now
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10 important dates to remember in the history of space exploration from 1957 to now

Space is the final frontier that man continues to explore and study, from the first man on the Moon to a rover on Mars.

NASA's Mars helicopter cleared to take first ever flight on the Red planet in 2020
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NASA's Mars helicopter cleared to take first ever flight on the Red planet in 2020

The helicopter is meant to test whether air travel is possible on Mars if controlled by people from Earth.

NASA's Curiosity rover has found high amount of clay minerals on Mars' Mount Sharp
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NASA's Curiosity rover has found high amount of clay minerals on Mars' Mount Sharp

The rover drilled two rock samples called 'Aberlady' and 'Kilmarie' in a section of the planet called the 'clay-bearing unit.'

NASA is now inviting people to submit names to fly to Mars in July 2020
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NASA is now inviting people to submit names to fly to Mars in July 2020

The NASA rover will search for signs of microbial life that characterize Mars climate and geology.

NASA to send humans on Mars by 2033, Moon landing to happen by 2024
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NASA to send humans on Mars by 2033, Moon landing to happen by 2024

NASA says any mission to Mars would take at least two years, given the distance to be traveled.

Mars may still have an active groundwater system below the surface, says study
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Mars may still have an active groundwater system below the surface, says study

The study found that there is an active system, 750 metres deep from which water rises to the surface.

Scientists think they know what the source of methane in Mars' atmosphere could be
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Scientists think they know what the source of methane in Mars' atmosphere could be

Since methane traces were reported in Mars' atmosphere, a debate has raged over the findings' accuracy.

NASA’s Mars lander InSight to beam back daily reports on the red planet's weather
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NASA’s Mars lander InSight to beam back daily reports on the red planet's weather

NASA’s Curiosity rover also gives weather updates, while roaming around Mars about 340 miles away.