Mars rover Perseverance takes first spin on surface of red planet

Reuter 03/06/2021

LOS ANGELES  – NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance has taken its first, short drive on the surface of the red planet, two weeks after the robot science lab’s picture-perfect touchdown on the floor of a massive crater, mission…

‘Something we’ve never seen’ – Mars rover beams back selfie from moment before landing

Reuters 02/20/2021

LOS ANGELES  – NASA scientists on Friday presented striking early images from the picture-perfect landing of the Mars rover Perseverance, including a selfie of the six-wheeled vehicle dangling just above the surface of the Red Planet moments…

NASA rover faces ‘seven minutes of terror’ before landing on Mars

Reuters 02/15/2021

LOS ANGELES — When NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance, a robotic astrobiology lab packed inside a space capsule, hits the final stretch of its seven-month journey from Earth this week, it is set to emit a radio alert…

Mandauehanons resilience amid the pandemic shown in photos

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/08/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A photo of a young girl selling candles in front of the National Shrine of St. Joseph in Mandaue City bagged the first prize of the photo contest about celebrating the resilience of…

NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life

Associated Press 07/30/2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills, and lasers — blasted off Thursday as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the…

Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

Associated Press 07/13/2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time. Three countries — the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates — are sending unmanned spacecraft to the red planet…

Student earns college degree while battling lupus

Raul Constantine Tabanao 06/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Even an autoimmune disease cannot shake the faith of a UP student to earn her college degree. Claire Obejas, who was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in 2012, graduated with a degree…

Tricycle driver dad a source of pride, inspiration for his five kids

Immae Lachica 06/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Hermes Anor, 60, drives his tricycle day and night in order to provide for his family’s needs. Wearing only T-shirt, shorts and slippers, Hermes may look ordinary to many, but he is no ordinary…

He who paints tombstones without hands

Carine A. Lapid 10/27/2016

He was born without two hands, but the disability did not stop him from earning a living among the dead. Meet Vicente Dahunan, who uses his feet to clean and paint tombstones at the public cemetery in…

‘Road to porndiction’

Francis B. Ongkingco 10/14/2016

(Part 3 of 3) How can one overcome addiction to pornography? In the previous parts of this article, we had gone through the process of identifying what may lead to this addiction. The approach was more anthropological…

Breast cancer survivors walk the ramp to spread awareness

10/06/2016

Georgia Solante had the sides of her head shaved when she walked down the staircase of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino grand ballroom. Clad in a pink one-piece pantsuit, she looked like the strong and…

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