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.
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Right now, for a short period of time, the Earth has two moons. One moon is the one you know. The other is a tiny car-sized moon that showed up in the last few years and could leave within the next month.
In today's news roundup, China begins to count its cases of COVID-19 (the coronavirus disease) differently, NASA fixes the Voyager 2 from billions of miles away, and a 101-year-old man is told that his parents need to confirm his identity.
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.
In today's news roundup, United Kingdom officially leaves the European Union, a telescope in Hawaii takes amazing pictures of the sun, and Billie Eilish wins big at the Grammys.
In today's news roundup, the United Kingdom finally passes Brexit, Democrats make the case against President Trump in the US Senate impeachment trial, and for the first time ever, astronauts bake cookies 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 Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump begins, Magnus Carlsen breaks the record for the longest unbeaten streak in chess history, and a Japanese billionaire looks for female partner for a trip to the moon.
A floating computer assistant called CIMON 2 has been sent to the International Space Station. CIMON will work for the next three years to help the astronauts, and also to be "someone" they can talk to.
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.
In today's news roundup, protests force leaders to step down in Lebanon and Iraq, a US Air Force mystery plane lands after over two years in space, and a painting that was headed for the dump sells for $26.6 million.