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European-Japanese space probe flies by Mercury for the first time

A European-Japanese space mission had its first encounter with Mercury, the innermost planet of the Solar System on Friday. The BepiColombo probe raced over the surface of the planet at an altitude of just 200km with a velocity in excess of 50km/s. During the flyby, BepiColombo collected science data and images, and it should be […]

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Four astronauts splash in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida after spending 6 months in space

Four astronauts have returned to Earth from the International Space Station, in what was Nasa’s first night-time landing in 53 years. The crew consist of three Nasa astronauts and one from Japan’s space agency Jaxa, who spent almost six months in space. They flew back in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Resilience and splash-landed off Panama City, […]

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Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe successfully AIRDROPS rock samples from asteroid Ryugu

Japan’s space agency retrieved a capsule carrying the first rock samples from beneath the surface of an asteroid that scientists say could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on our planet. The spacecraft Hayabusa2 released the small capsule and sent it towards Earth to deliver samples from the asteroid Ryugu, […]