Tag: Planets

Mars on Earth: Simulation tests in remote desert of Oman

DHOFAR DESERT, Oman — Two scientists in spacesuits, stark white against the auburn terrain of desolate plains and dunes, test a geo-radar built to...
Space sports car now flying toward asteroid belt beyond Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The world's first space sports car is cruising toward the asteroid belt, well beyond Mars. ...
SpaceX’s big new rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX's big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red electric sports car aiming for...
SpaceX launches new megarocket with Tesla car on board

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX's new megarocket launched on its first test flight Tuesday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center as thousands jammed surrounding beaches. ...
SpaceX’s hot new monster rocket ready for first test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX's hot new monster rocket makes its launch debut this week, blasting off from the same pad that hoisted men...
SpaceX’s hot new monster rocket ready for first test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX's hot new monster rocket makes its launch debut this week, blasting off from the same pad that hoisted men...
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they...
NASA turns selfies by Mars rover into stunning self-portrait

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has transformed selfies taken by its Mars rover Curiosity into a stunning self-portrait. ...
SpaceX fires engines on big new rocket in launch pad test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX fired up its newest, biggest rocket in a critical launch pad test Wednesday, advancing toward a long-anticipated test flight...
Correction: Science Says-Meteor story

WASHINGTON — In a story Jan. 17 about meteors, The Associated Press reported erroneously the size of asteroids that scientists hope to be able...

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