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Science Feb 25Mars rover’s giant parachute carried secret message
The huge parachute used by NASA's Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message.
Science Feb 22WATCH: NASA’s Perseverance rover sends new video and images of Mars
NASA equipped the spacecraft with a record 25 cameras and two microphones, many of which were turned on during last week's descent.
Science Feb 19WATCH: Mars landing team ‘awestruck’ by photo of descending rover
NASA equipped the spacecraft with a record 25 cameras, many of which were turned on during Thursday's descent. Perseverance can be seen just 6 1/2 feet off the ground, being lowered by cables attached to an overhead sky crane.
Science Feb 18NASA’s Perseverance rover pulls off tricky landing on Mars
A NASA rover has landed on Mars in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on the red planet.
Science Feb 07Next stop Mars: 3 spacecraft arriving in quick succession
After hurtling hundreds of millions of miles through space since last summer, three robotic explorers are ready to hit the brakes at Mars. The stakes — and anxiety — are sky high.
Science Feb 01Astronauts complete 4 years of power upgrades for International Space Station
Over the weekend, flight controllers in Houston used the station's big robot arm to replace the last batch of old batteries with a new, more powerful one.
Science Jan 19Halted rocket test could stall NASA moon shot, redo possible
The space agency had aimed to launch its new rocket and an empty Orion capsule by the end of the year, with the capsule flying past the moon and back.
Science Jan 15Blue Origin launches capsule to space with astronaut perks
A spokeswoman says the company is getting close to flying passengers, but did not say when that might occur.
Science Jan 14Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on red planet
Scientists in Germany spent two years trying to get their heat probe deep into the Martian crust. But the device on NASA's InSight lander couldn't gain enough friction in the clumpy red dirt to hammer down.
Science Dec 21Jupiter, Saturn will appear to merge in night sky for the first time in centuries
Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky Monday, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo’s time in the 17th century.