Mars

In this Nov. 1969 photo made available by NASA, Apollo 12 mission Commander Charles P. "Pete" Conrad stands on the moon's surface.
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June 20, 2019 - 10:43 am
By Marcia Dunn and Emily Swanson, Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a poll shows. The poll by The...
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FILE - This composite of March 2015 photos made available by NASA shows a shallow crater called Spirit of St. Louis, about 110 feet (34 meters) long and about 80 feet (24 meters) wide, with a floor slightly darker than surrounding terrain.
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February 13, 2019 - 3:29 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate for just three months but kept going and going, rolling across the rocky red soil, was pronounced dead Wednesday, 15 years after it landed on the planet. The six-wheeled vehicle that helped gather critical...
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All eyes on Mars as NASA lander touched down
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November 27, 2018 - 10:12 am
By Doug Criss and Emanuella Grinberg, CNN (CNN) -- After scoring a touchdown, NFL players often celebrate in the end zone with elaborate spectacles. Why should it be any different for NASA engineers? After the InSight lander's successful touchdown Monday on the surface of Mars, mission control at...
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Engineers celebrate as the InSight lander touch downs on Mars in the mission support area of the space flight operation facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif.
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November 27, 2018 - 8:04 am
By Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Minutes after touching down on Mars, NASA's InSight spacecraft sent back a "nice and dirty" snapshot of its new digs. Yet the dust-speckled image looked like a work of art to scientists. The photo revealed a mostly smooth and sandy...
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This illustration made available by NASA in October 2016 shows an illustration of NASA's InSight lander about to land on the surface of Mars.
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November 26, 2018 - 3:05 pm
By Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet Monday after a six-month, 300 million-mile (482 million-kilometer) journey and a perilous, six-minute descent through the rose-hued atmosphere...
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November 24, 2018 - 3:34 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In our solar system family, Mars is Earth's next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. The attraction is sure to grow with Monday's arrival of a NASA lander named InSight. InSight should provide our best look yet at Mars' deep interior...
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Twin Mars Cube One project (MarCO) spacecrafts flying over Mars with Earth and the sun in the distance.
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November 22, 2018 - 1:22 pm
By Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A pair of tiny experimental satellites trailing NASA's InSight spacecraft all the way to Mars face their biggest test yet. Their mission: Broadcast immediate news, good or bad, of InSight's plunge through the Martian atmosphere on...
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November 21, 2018 - 1:51 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It all comes down to the final six minutes of a six-month journey to Mars. NASA's InSight spacecraft will enter the Martian atmosphere at supersonic speed, then hit the brakes to get to a soft, safe landing on the alien red plains. After micromanaging every step of the...
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 illustration made available by NASA in 2018 shows the InSight lander drilling into the surface of Mars.
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November 20, 2018 - 1:36 pm
By Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars is about to get its first U.S. visitor in years: a three-legged, one-armed geologist to dig deep and listen for quakes. NASA's InSight makes its grand entrance through the rose-tinted Martian skies on Monday, after a six-month,...
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Camila Cabello, left, accepts the award for video of the year as presenter Madonna looks on at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York.
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August 21, 2018 - 7:00 am
By Mesfin Fekadu, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With most of music industry's top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons. Exhibit A: Camila Cabello beat out Drake, Mars,...
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