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Europe wants to send a 50-pound rover to a tiny and strange moon in the solar system

Europe wants to send a 50-pound rover to a tiny and strange moon in the solar system

Japan and Germany have a history of collaborating in science and technology ventures. The countries have a joint committee on science and technology cooperation which has met several times over the decades. Both countries have advanced and powerful economies and sophisticated technological know-how, so it makes sense for them to collaborate in scientific activities. This …

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Kodiak Butte Jezero Crater

NASA’s Perseverance rover discovers possible organic compounds in Mars crater rocks

This enhanced color photo mosaic from the Perseverance Mastcam-Z rover shows a butte near Jezero Crater informally dubbed “Kodiak” by the rover team. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS; edited by Jim Bell/ASU Rock samples from the Jezero crater analyzed by Nasa Founded in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United …

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ESA gets big raise, commits to ISS until 2030 and ExoMars rover in 2028

ESA gets big raise, commits to ISS until 2030 and ExoMars rover in 2028

Today is a great day for the European Space Agency. Its governing ministerial council approved a 17% increase in funding, pledged to support the International Space Station until 2030 and pledged to ensure that the Rosalind Franklin rover travels to Mars after the derailment of the Euro-Russian ExoMars project by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On …

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Mars rover unearths intriguing clues in hunt for life beyond Earth

Mars rover unearths intriguing clues in hunt for life beyond Earth

Comment this story Comment Deep in a shallow crater on Mars, NASA’s Perseverance rover has touched what scientists hope is dirt. The Martian rocks excavated by the rover show signs of an aquatic past and are loaded with the kind of organic molecules that underlie life as we know it. Scientists collaborating on the mission …

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