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Perseverance’s Pictures From Mars Show NASA Rover’s New Home

The newest Martian, a robot named Perseverance, is alive and well after its first day and night on the red planet, NASA scientists and...

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars to Renew Search for Extinct Life

NASA safely landed a new robotic rover on Mars on Thursday, beginning its most ambitious effort in decades to directly study whether there was...

NASA Will Listen for Thumps From Its Rover’s Arrival on Mars

When the Perseverance rover sets down on Mars on Thursday, another NASA spacecraft already there will be listening for the thump-thump that will result...

Millie Hughes-Fulford, NASA Shuttle Scientist, Dies at 75

Her research carried the hope of helping to create treatments to decrease the immunosuppression of T cells, especially among older people.“Millie was joyous about...

China’s Mars Mission Begins Orbit of the Red Planet

China has landed on the moon three times, and even managed to bring one of its robotic lunar explorers back to Earth. Can it...

Mars Mission From the U.A.E. Begins Orbit of Red Planet

The first in a parade of three new visitors to Mars has arrived.On Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates became just the fifth nation to...

Life on Venus? The Picture Gets Cloudier

A team of astronomers made a blockbuster claim in the fall. They said they had discovered compelling evidence pointing to life floating in the...

Jeff Bezos Renews Focus on Blue Origin, Which Has Been Slower to Launch

For most of its two decades of existence, Blue Origin was like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory in the children’s book by Roald Dahl.It was...

SpaceX’s Prototype Mars Rocket Crashes in Test Flight

If it exploded last time, try, try again. They did, and it exploded again.On Tuesday, a test flight of SpaceX’s Starship, a huge next-generation...

To Get on This SpaceX Flight, You Don’t Have to Be Rich, Just Lucky

A new era is opening in spaceflight, a future where anyone — at least anyone with tens of millions of dollars — can buy...

The Webb Telescope, NASA’s Golden Surfer, Is Almost Ready, Again

Birthing a new space telescope takes a long time and a lot of money and inspiration. Astronomers first began pestering NASA for the successor...

Six Stars, Six Eclipses: ‘The Fact That It Exists Blows My Mind’

From star-destroying black holes to exploding comets, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has spotted its share of surprises since it began searching...

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F.D.A. Clears Johnson & Johnson’s Shot, the Third Vaccine for U.S.

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, beginning the rollout of millions...

Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concerns

Two men were being held hostage in a Bronx apartment. They had been threatened at gunpoint, tied up and tortured for hours by two...

Golden Globes 2021: What to Watch For

LOS ANGELES — “Mank,” David Fincher’s black-and-white tale of Old Hollywood, is nominated for six trophies at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, the most of...

Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Awaits F.D.A.’s Green Light for Johnson & Johnson’s Single-Shot Vaccine

Here’s what you need to know:Doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine in a refrigerator at a hospital in Klerksdorp, South Africa.Credit...Phill Magakoe/Agence France-Presse —...