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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, […]

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Nasa to pay company only $1 to collect rock samples from the moon

Nasa will be paying USD $1 to Colorado-based company to collect a small sample of rocks from the moon. Lunar Outpost is a robotics firm, will collect moon rocks from the lunar South Pole. It is among four firms awarded contracts to retrieve lunar regolith, or moon soil, for the US space agency, for a […]

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SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule Carrying Four Astronauts Successfully Docks On International Space Station

SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts has docked at the International Space Station (ISS), in the first crewed mission on a privately built spacecraft purchased by NASA. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience by its crew of three Americans and one Japanese astronaut, docked at 0401GMT 27 hours after launching atop a Falcon 9 rocket from […]

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At least 300 million potentially habitable planets are in our galaxy, NASA researchers find

Our Milky Way galaxy is home to at least 300 million potentially habitable planets, according to NASA. The US space agency’s Kepler Space Telescope spent nine years on a planet-hunting mission, successfully identifying thousands of exoplanets in our galaxy before running out of fuel in 2018. Scientists around the world pored over Kepler’s data for […]

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX will ‘make its own laws on Mars’

Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO has mentioned ‘colonizing Mars’ several times, but now he has gone a step further by saying he wants his own laws on the red planet. SpaceX will not be recognising any international law on Mars and will instead follow a set of “self-governing principles” that will be laid down during the […]

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Hubble Space Telescope discovers metal asteroid in our solar system worth $10,000 quadrillion

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope discovered a rare and highly valuable asteroid called ’16 Psyche’. The asteroid is located in our solar system’s asteroid belt between the planets of Mars and Jupiter. According to a research published on Monday on the Planetary Science Journal, asteroid ’16 Psyche’ is located roughly 370 million kilometres from the Earth […]

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NASA’s robotic spacecraft to begin delicate operation to store precious rock particles it collected from Asteroid Bennu

NASA’s robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex is set to begin on Tuesday a delicate operation to store the precious particles it scooped up from the asteroid Bennu, but which were leaking into space when a flap got wedged open. The probe is on a mission to collect fragments that scientists hope will help unravel the origins of […]

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NASA space probe crushed rocks and sent Asteroid Bennu rubble flying during sample collection

NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft crushed rocks and sent rubble flying as it briefly touched an asteroid, a strong indication that samples were collected for return to Earth. Scientists won’t know until next week how much was gathered at asteroid Bennu they want at least a handful of the cosmic rubble. But close-up pictures and video showed […]

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NASA space probe touches down on asteroid Bennu in historic mission

After a four-year journey, NASA’s robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex briefly touched down on asteroid Bennu’s boulder-strewn surface on Tuesday to collect rock and dust samples in a precision operation 200 million miles from Earth. “Touch-And-Go” or TAG maneuver was managed by Lockheed Martin Space in Denver, Colorado at 6:12pm an announcer said: “Touchdown declared. Sampling is […]

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Nokia wins contract to build a 4G cellphone network on the Moon

Nokia is teaming up with NASA to ensure that the new wave of lunar astronauts will be able to post their experience to their Instagram account if they so desire. The telecoms company will receive US$ 14.1 million funding from the US space agency to build a 4G cellphone network on the moon. The announcement […]

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Asteroid the size of Boeing 747 jet to collide with the Earth’s outer orbit

An asteroid the size of Boeing jet plane is moving towards Earth’s orbit next week. Centre for Near-Earth Objects at NASA is tracking asteroid 2020 RK2. The space rock is set on a trajectory that will collide with the Earth’s outer orbit on October 7. It is said to be “bigger than Boeing 747 jet” […]

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International Space Station to test $23 million zero-gravity toilet

US space agency, NASA to launch a new zero-gravity toilet for testing at the International Space Station (ISS) before its probable use in a future mission to the Moon. The US$ 23 million toilet, which sucks waste from the body, will be sent to the station on a cargo ship. Nasa said the toilet’s “vacuum […]