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NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover collects first piece of rock

WASHINGTON: NASA has confirmed that its Perseverance Mars rover succeeded in collecting its first rock sample for scientists to pore over when a future mission eventually brings it back to Earth. “I’ve got it!” the space agency tweeted, alongside a

Uluru closed to climbers after crowds make final ascent

CANBERRA: Australia’s Uluru was permanently closed to climbers Friday evening to meet the wishes of Aboriginal people who hold the red monolith sacred, but hundreds of tourists scaled it in the final hours before the ban. With the last-ever climbers