20 years ago NASA landed its Pathfinder spacecraft with a roving probe on Mars. It was followed by Opportunity and other missions. Now the European Space Agency wants to catch up and explore Mars with its own rover.
An American spacecraft, laden with European gear, will be the first to study the deep interior of Mars. InSight will give us a better understanding of how rocky, terrestiral planets like our own formed.
Astronauts never leave home without a spacesuit, and nor will you if you want to live on Mars or the moon. This is how the most versatile suit of all works.
It might not be any bigger than your own refrigerator, but the TESS telescope will deliver the stuff of your wildest sci-fi fantasies: Earth-sized planets by the hundreds, and all in the next two years.
The European Space Agency (ESA) will push ahead with the troubled Mars Rover project after receiving funding from its 22 states. However, scientists are not happy with the funding for asteroid defense.
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