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Chinese spacecraft returns to Earth with Moon rocks

The mission was the first in four decades to collect lunar samples, emulating the feats of the United States and the Soviet Union from the 1960s and 1970s -- and going a few steps further

Researchers work next to Chang'e-5 lunar return capsule carrying moon samples, after it landed in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on 17 December 2020

Astronomer discovers rare comet during total solar eclipse

This comet was first spotted in satellite data by Thai amateur astronomer Worachate Boonplod on the NASA-funded Sungrazer Project, as Chile and Argentina witnessed the total solar eclipse on 14 ...

The LASCO C2 camera on the ESA/NASA SOHO observatory shows comet C/2020 X3 (SOHO) in the bottom left-hand corner

First person to fly at speed of sound, dies at 97

Yeager made history on 14 October 1947, when he became the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound during his nine-year assignment as the nation’s leading test pilot

First person to fly at speed of sound, dies at 97

NASA scientists spot ‘unexpected’ carbon molecule in Titan’s atmosphere

NASA scientists have discovered a molecule in Saturn moon Titans atmosphere that has never been detected in any other atmosphere

NASA scientists spot ‘unexpected’ carbon molecule in Titan’s atmosphere

NASA’s spacecraft collects significant amount of Asteroid Bennu

In reviewing these images, the OSIRIS-REx team noticed both that the head appeared to be full of asteroid particles, and that some of these particles appeared to be escaping slowly from the sample ...

Captured by the spacecraft's SamCam camera, the images show that the sampler head on NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is full of rocks and dust collected from the surface of the asteroid Bennu

Exoplanet hunter snares 'extreme' superhot world

A European Space Agency satellite tasked with tracking down exoplanets has made its first big catch, a world so hot that its atmosphere could melt iron, astrophysicists have reported.

A handout released on 29 September 2020 by the European Space Agency (ESA), shows an artist's impression of the gas giants, WASP-189b, an exoplanet found by ESA's first space-based telescope CHEOPS.

How NASA is preparing astronauts for next moonwalks

As NASA plans to return humans to the Moon in 2024 as part of the Artemis programme, the agency has already started preparing astronauts for the challenges that they will face on the lunar surface.

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NASA mulls possible mission to Venus after recent discovery of possible life

NASA is considering approving by next April up to two planetary science missions from four proposals under review, including one to Venus that scientists involved in the project said could help ...

Data from NASA's Magellan spacecraft and Pioneer Venus Orbiter is used in an undated composite image of the planet Venus.

NASA sets out to buy moon resources mined by private companies

NASA on Thursday launched an effort to pay companies to mine resources on the moon, announcing it would buy from them rocks, dirt and other lunar materials as the US space agency seeks to spur ...

Picture taken on 14 November 2016 shows the moon rising above Cape Town, South Africa.

NASA projects exploring link between COVID-19, environment

While scientists around the world are confined to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, NASA's Earth-observing satellites continue to orbit and send back images that reveal connections between ...

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