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  1. India Rockets Into History With Mars Satellite

    The Mangalyaan satellite hit Mars’ orbit early today, making India the first Asian country to explore another planet. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is cheering, hoping to bolster his country’s scientific and technological reputation. India is not only the first nation to successfully reach the Red Planet’s orbit on its first try, it’s also doing it for a tenth of what NASA paid for its Mars probe. The $70 million mission may be frugal, but India’s pervasive poverty has some urging more down-to-Earth priorities.

    The Guardian

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