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Permanent questions about Mars are beginning to be answered

Decades after NASA sent the world’s first mission, rovers and orbiters studying Mars have been tasked with answering constant questions about the red planet. Why it’s important: A new spacecraft recently sent to Mars will help NASA and other space agencies fill the space of knowledge, moving them closer to …

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Silent Mars rover travels through initial detection and test drives

The Perseverance Mars rover is traveling through its initial checkout and activation, retrieving some 7,000 photos to date, releasing its seven-foot-long robot arm and taking a short test drive after a post-landing software upgrade, engineers said Friday. Robert Hogg, deputy mission manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, …

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