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Spacecraft to Seek Life on Mars in European-Led Mission

BERLIN, March 11 – A spacecraft is due to set off for Mars next week on a mission that scientists hope will help answer one of the most burning questions of spacefaring times: Is there life on other planets? The craft, part of the European-Russian ExoMars programme, is to lift off from the Baikonur spaceport

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NEW FRONTIERS: Pluto was photographed by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on July 14, 2015. The images were taken from a distance of 11,000 miles (18,000 kilometers) to the planet.       Social Streams

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Mission to Mars

Racing Against the Clock to Reach Mars By Leila Hatoum For over ten years, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has been hard at work building a team of specialists in space technologies—some of whom would later oversee its space program—in collaboration with global partners, mainly from South Korea and the United States. The

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“This region is not on my agenda. It is my agenda.”

“It is a common mistake among some Arab leaders to listen to their own voice.” By: Mohammad Salman Iqbal/Leila Hatoum IN 2004, one man stood firm in urging Arab leaders to introduce reforms within their states. Memorably, he advised them to “change or you will be changed eventually.” Six years later, a wave of national uprisings

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