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Archive for February 15th, 2021

As new probes reach Mars, here’s what we know so far from trips to the Red Planet

February 15th, 2021 by

Three new spacecraft are due to arrive at Mars this month, ending their seven-month journey through space.

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NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance landing: Everything you need to know

February 15th, 2021 by

NASA’s next Mars rover is about to touch down! See Space.com’s complete coverage of the Feb. 18 landing of the Mars 2020 rover Perseverance.

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Exploring Mars: How scientists prevent Earth’s microbes from contaminating other planets

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Both missions intend to search the planet for signs of life.

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Bringing Mars rocks to Earth: With NASA’s Perseverance Rover landing soon, a lead scientist explains its tech and goals

February 15th, 2021 by

What we’re looking for is evidence of past life, either direct chemical or organic signs in the composition and the chemistry of rocks, or textural evidence in the rock record.

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Scientists narrow down the ‘weight’ of dark matter trillions of trillions of times

February 15th, 2021 by

Scientists are finally figuring out how much dark matter — the almost imperceptible material said to tug on everything, yet emit no light — really weighs.

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Russia launches fresh Progress cargo ship to International Space Station

February 15th, 2021 by

A new Russian Progress cargo ship launched into orbit Sunday night (Feb. 14) to deliver cargo to the seven crew members on the International Space Station.

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