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The ‘space kingdom’ Asgardia says it’s the first nation with all of its territory in orbit — but legal experts are dubious

Asgardia, a group that's trying to become the first country in space, claims its first satellite is all of its territory. But experts aren't so sure.
A NASA engineer tests a Mars Cube One (MarCO) satellite before launch.

A tiny satellite bound for Mars just snapped a photo of Earth that will make you feel puny and insignificant

When NASA launched the InSight Mars lander on May 5, it sent along two small satellites, collectively called Mars Cube One. One of the backpack-size "CubeSat" spacecraft took a photo from about 1 million kilometers away that shows just how small Earth and the moon really are.