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    In a month of stargazing wonders, Mars will come closest to Earth in 15 years tonight with only 57.6 million kilometres of a distance. The next time it will be this close to our planet again is October 2020. The sun will be on one side while the red planet on the other, putting the three celestial ...
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    Researchers have found evidence of an existing body of water, a lake to be specific, on Mars. It sits under the planet’s south polar ice cap and is about 20 km across. Previous research found possible signs of intermittent liquid water flowing on the martian surface, but this is the first sign of a persistent body of ...
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    The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet. The rover will conduct geological assessments of its landing site on Mars, determine the habitability of the environment, search for signs ...
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    A supersonic parachute that will assist NASA missions with landing on Mars, was effectively propelled into the sky amid a key test intended to copy the states of entering the red planet. The Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE) was propelled on board a sounding rocket on March 31 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility ...