The lone grid state
A man climbs out of a van as he is moved to a warming shelter at Travis Park Methodist Church in San Antonio to help escape freezing temperatures Tuesday. (Eric Gay/AP)
At least 14 people are dead in four states after a record-breaking cold snap swept through parts of the United States. Meteorologist Matthew Cappucci explains the science behind the freezing temperatures — and why the country might be bracing for more.
 
Will Englund reports on how the Texas power grid got crushed because its operators weren’t prepared.
 
NASA’s Mars rover, Perseverance, could be in for a bumpy landing Thursday. But if it survives the “seven minutes of terror,” Perseverance could hold the key to future exploration of the Red Planet.
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The lone grid state
A man climbs out of a van as he is moved to a warming shelter at Travis Park Methodist Church in San Antonio to help escape freezing temperatures Tuesday. (Eric Gay/AP)
At least 14 people are dead in four states after a record-breaking cold snap swept through parts of the United States. Meteorologist Matthew Cappucci explains the science behind the freezing temperatures — and why the country might be bracing for more.
 
Will Englund reports on how the Texas power grid got crushed because its operators weren’t prepared.
 
NASA’s Mars rover, Perseverance, could be in for a bumpy landing Thursday. But if it survives the “seven minutes of terror,” Perseverance could hold the key to future exploration of the Red Planet.
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