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Two Martian Probes Will Soon Orbit Red Planet


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NASA's unmanned MAVEN mission will reach Mars on Sunday, September 21st. On September 24th, India's Mars Orbital Mission will also make it to the Red Planet. Stephen Bougher a research professor from the University of Michigan and a MAVEN co-investigator joins us on our One on One Segment to talk about these missions and their goals. Also… NASA announced this week that spaceflight launches from United States will resume and ferry U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Zlatica Hoke will fill us in with the details. The Ebola epidemic continues to spread in western Africa and some are afraid that the deadly virus could mutate so that it could be spread from person-to-person through the air. Jessica Berman will tell us that some experts are saying that the chances of that happening are remote. The long upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider is over. The scientific instrument responsible for the discovery of the so-called "God particle" is now being brought back up to speed just in time for CERN’s 60th Anniversary. A life-size replica of a huge dinosaur called Spinosaurus is on display here in Washington, DC. We’ll have a report on what scientists are calling the possibly largest predator to ever exist as well as the work that went into creating the amazing replica. We’ll tell you about a new branch in the family tree of today’s Europeans that was discovered through a DNA investigation by an international team of researchers. Researchers say a relatively new test for HPV, the human papillomavirus, could replace a more invasive test to screen for cervical cancer. The new test could make HPV testing more appealing to many women who now avoid current screening methods. We'll this and much more for you on today's edition of VOA's science, health and technology magazine, "Science World."

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