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NASA’s Perseverance rover watched as its sky crane crashed on Mars (photo)

The Perseverance Mars rover’s “sky crane” descent stage made the ultimate sacrifice last week, and we now have a photo to memorialize the flying robot’s heroic death. The rocket-powered sky crane lowered the car-sized Perseverance rover to the floor of Mars’ Jezero Crater on cables last Thursday (Feb. 18), bringing the rover’s harrowing “seven minutes […]

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Raising the flag on Iwo Jima: Here’s the story behind that iconic World War II photo

On Feb. 23, 1945, during the Battle of Iwo Jima (Feb. 19 to March 26), six Marines planted the U.S. flag at the summit of Mount Suribachi. The scene was photographed by journalist Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press and his image soon became famous around the world. What many people do not know is […]

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Wow! See the Perseverance rover dangling above Mars in this amazing landing photo

This high-resolution still image is part of a video taken by several cameras as NASA’s Perseverance rover touched down on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. A camera aboard the descent stage captured this shot. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) This may be the next iconic space photo. NASA just released an image showing its Perseverance Mars rover […]

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The view from Mars: Here’s the 1st photo from NASA’s Perseverance rover!

Just minutes after NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover nailed its touchdown on the Red Planet, the spacecraft sent back the first two images of its new home in Jezero Crater. After a seven-month trek to Mars, the Perseverance rover completed the perilous landing procedure nicknamed “seven minutes of terror” on Thursday (Feb. 18), with the successful […]

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