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2020’s Final Mars Mission Poised for Blastoff From Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The summer’s third and final mission to Mars — featuring NASA's most elaborate life-hunting rover — is on the verge of liftoff, with the launch is scheduled for Thursday at 4:50 a.m. The rover Perseverance will follow China’s rover-or...
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Mars Lander Confirms Quakes, Even Aftershocks on Red Planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's newest Mars lander has confirmed that quakes and even aftershocks are regularly jolting the red planet. The overall tally has since jumped to more than 450 marsquakes, most of them small, InSight's lead scientist, Bruce Banerdt...
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Rolling Stones Get Name on Martian Rock That Rolled

PASADENA — There is now a "Rolling Stones Rock" on Mars, and it's giving Mick, Keith and the boys some serious satisfaction. NASA named a little stone for the legendary rockers after its InSight robotic land...

‘Flawless’: NASA Craft Lands on Mars After Perilous Journey

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft designed to drill down into Mars' interior landed on the planet Monday after a perilous, supersonic plunge through its red skies, setting off jubilation among scientists who had waited in white-knuckle suspense for conf...