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  • Space Travel: Is it worth it?

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    October 29, 2012 | 4:16 am

    NASA just embarked upon its most ambitious Mars mission to date, spending a whopping $2.5 billion on this 1-ton rover, hoping to find some evidence as to whether or not Mars once supported life.

    At the same time, a United Nations report noted that there were 870 million...

  • Mars and Special Needs

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    August 11, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    My daughter likes to tease me that I can find something dealing with “special needs” in nearly everything I do—from picking movies that have a character with a disability to meeting a random person on the airplane who is a single mom raising two boys with autism. I’ve told her...

  • JPL prepares for ‘7 minutes of terror’

    August 3, 2012 | 3:43 pm

    The atmosphere at Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) will be a mixture of fear and anxiety on Sunday, Aug. 5, as its engineers and scientists hope to make history with the successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars.

    The landing, described in the viral video, “7...

  • NASA confirms water on Mars

    By Adam Wills

    August 1, 2008 | 11:30 am

    NASA scientists reported Thursday that they have found evidence of water on Mars.

    Tests aboard the Phoenix Mars Lander identified water in a soil sample, which had been delivered via the lander’s robotic arm on Wednesday to an instrument that identifies vapors produced by the...

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    By Abby Gilad

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The Red Valley

    Have you seen the Red Planet lately? A few weeks ago, Mars came closer to Earth than it has in thousands of years. Usually, Mars is 50 million miles away. Although it is now receding, it is still about 34 million away. That means that it's 16 million miles closer...

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