Space Exploration
World  /  Published 23.07.20

China launches ambitious attempt to land rover on Mars

China launched its most ambitious Mars mission yet on Thursday in a bold attempt to join the United States in successfully landing a spacecraft on the red planet. Tianwen-1 was launched on a Long Mar...
By Samuel McNeil, Aniruddha Ghoshal in Beijing

World  /  Published 20.07.20

UAE launches Arab world's first spacecraft towards Mars

A United Arab Emirates spacecraft rocketed into blue skies from a Japanese launch center Monday at the start of a seven-month journey to Mars on the Arab world's first interplanetary mission. The...
By Mari Yamaguchi, Victoria Milko in Tokyo

Opinion  /  Published 04.12.19

Anxiety, the mood of our time

Last month, I was at the Raman Physics Institute in Bangalore for a lecture. The group of scientists there have been carrying out a mapping of the cosmos not yet known to us. This involves, literally,...
By G.N. Devy

Science  /  Published 08.03.20

No fanfare, just scientific study of the moon

China’s robotic Chang’e-4 spacecraft did something last year that had never been done before: it landed on the moon’s far side, and Yutu-2, a small rover it was carrying, began trundling through...
By Kenneth Chang/NYTNS


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