In today's news roundup, an oil spill caused by a ship running aground has led Mauritius to declare an emergency, extreme monsoon rains leave much of Mumbai, India flooded, and astronauts return to Earth in NASA's first splashdown in 45 years.
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July has been a busy month in space and an especially busy month for missions to Mars. Here’s a look at the recent launches by NASA and China, as well as the story of two teenage girls from India who discovered an asteroid.
There's a new sight in the sky these days - The newly-discovered Comet NEOWISE is flying past the Sun. This marks the first time since the 1990s that people have had a chance to see a comet with their bare eyes.
NASA is asking people to help it label thousands of photos from Mars. The labels will be used to train a computer system to recognize different surfaces on Mars. This will help NASA drive its rovers safely for longer periods of time.
In today's news roundup, SpaceX and NASA launch the first human spaceflight from the US in almost 10 years, a man comes down after spending nearly a year on a tower, and a very unusual baby name gets changed - a little.
Around the world, millions of people on lockdown are having to work from home. Among them are NASA's scientists - including those controlling spacecraft, and even Curiosity, one of NASA's Mars rovers.
In early March, the US space agency NASA asked people who wanted to become astronauts to apply. Over 12,000 people applied, showing that interest is still very strong in the US space program.
When NASA sends its new rover blasting off to Mars in July, it will carry the name "Perseverance". The name was suggested by Virginia middle-school student Alexander Mather, who won NASA's "Name the Rover" contest.
Last Thursday, American astronaut Christina Koch arrived back on Earth after 328 days in space. That's the longest spaceflight ever made by a woman, and just one of the many things Ms. Koch achieved in space.
SpaceX, a company working to supply NASA with spacecraft, has successfully tested its emergency escape system. During the test, the part of the ship that holds people was safely carried away, while the main rocket exploded.
In today's news roundup, the US House's public hearings into President Trump's Ukraine deal end, Shinzo Abe becomes Japan's longest-serving prime minister, and NASA plans to test an underwater ice rover in Antarctica.