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Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Earth's neighboring planet, Mars, is closer than it has been in the past 15 years, offering unusually bright views of the Red Planet's auburn hues. "The Red Planet and Earth haven't been this close since 2003, and won't be again until…

‘Mars has the ingredients needed for life’

WASHINGTON: A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane in findings released on Thursday that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth’s…

NASA plans to send mini-helicopter to Mars

TAMPA: The US space agency said Friday it plans to launch the first-ever helicopter to Mars in 2020, a miniature, unmanned drone-like chopper that could boost our understanding of the Red Planet. Known simply as "The Mars Helicopter,"…

What’s next for SpaceX?

In successfully sending the world's most powerful rocket into space, SpaceX founder Elon Musk has pulled off yet another spectacular gamble. The question now is what's next for SpaceX and the space industry following the launch of Musk's…