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Your child could name NASA’s Mars 2020 rover

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover is set to launch next summer and land in Jezero Crater on the red planet in February 2021. It’s called the 2020 rover for obvious reasons, but it will carry a new name before launch. This is a tradition with the Martian rovers. Before it was dubbed Curiosity, the previously deployed…MORE

Curiosity rover detects highest levels of methane on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover encountered something new on the Red Planet last week and the results could potentially have implications for life on Mars. The rover’s tunable laser spectrometer, called SAM, which stands for Sample Analysis at Mars, detected the largest amount of methane ever measured during its mission. The reading indicated 21 parts per billion…MORE

A 10th American has died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic

A man from New York died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic earlier this month, according to a US State Department official, making him the 10th American tourist to have died during or after their stay in the Caribbean nation. The official confirmed the death in response to questions from CNN about media reports regarding…MORE

The bodies of 7 missing climbers have been recovered in the Himalayas

The bodies of seven climbers who went missing in the Indian Himalayas late last month were recovered by rescue teams on Sunday, according to a tweet from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police. Eight climbers — four Britons, two Americans, an Australian and their Indian liaison officer — went missing near Nanda Devi East, one of the…MORE

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