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ESA awards contracts worth €129.4 million for design, manufacture, testing of Hera asteroid mission
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ESA awards contracts worth €129.4 million for design, manufacture, testing of Hera asteroid mission

The Hera mission will be the first spacecraft in history to explore a binary asteroid system.

After being pushed back a few time, ESA's Vega rocket launched from French Guiana
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After being pushed back a few time, ESA's Vega rocket launched from French Guiana

The Vega rocket's last mission in July 2019 failed around two minutes after take-off because of an apparent structural failure that caused the launcher to split in two.

France's space agencies is in talks with ISRO to provide Mission Alpha-like equipment for Gaganyaan astronauts
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France's space agencies is in talks with ISRO to provide Mission Alpha-like equipment for Gaganyaan astronauts

Four short-listed Indian Air Force pilots and prospective astronauts for the Gagangyaan mission are currently undergoing training in Russia.

Puzzling dimming of Betelgeuse's brightness could be due to supernova, study suggests
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Puzzling dimming of Betelgeuse's brightness could be due to supernova, study suggests

The mystery has enthralled skywatchers since the star began to lose brightness, and fast, in October 2019.

ESA scientists discover dead star in the Milky Way emitting a unique radiation mix
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ESA scientists discover dead star in the Milky Way emitting a unique radiation mix

Radio bursts are t mystery, they pulse brightly in radio waves for just a few milliseconds before fading away and are rarely seen again.

Possibility of life higher below surface of Mars, space radiation may act as catalyst, study suggests
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Possibility of life higher below surface of Mars, space radiation may act as catalyst, study suggests

While conditions are considered less harsh and traces of water have also been found, the subsurface has yet to be fully-explored.

NASA's Perseverance rover will bring Mars rocks to Earth: Our greatest interplanetary circus act
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NASA's Perseverance rover will bring Mars rocks to Earth: Our greatest interplanetary circus act

One of the key tasks for Perseverance is to drill up to 39 rock cores that look interesting enough to merit additional scrutiny on Earth.

NASA announces names of four astronauts on SpaceX Crew Dragon-2 flight to space station in 2021
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NASA announces names of four astronauts on SpaceX Crew Dragon-2 flight to space station in 2021

The astronauts will launch in 2021 and will spend around six months on the International Space Station.

NASA-ESA Solar Orbiter mission spots 'campfires' in closest images ever taken of the Sun
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NASA-ESA Solar Orbiter mission spots 'campfires' in closest images ever taken of the Sun

Campfires, researchers say, could be tiny versions of solar flares or an entirely new phenomenon that isn't yet understood.

ESA and NASA join forces in climate mission to measure thickness of Antarctic sea-ice
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ESA and NASA join forces in climate mission to measure thickness of Antarctic sea-ice

The two satellites being used for the project are expected to produce better results together owing to their different capabilities.

EU to get serious about its space ventures; will plough in more money in order to keep up with Chinese, US ambitions
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EU to get serious about its space ventures; will plough in more money in order to keep up with Chinese, US ambitions

The EU budget will be used to support new technology to launch rockets, including reusable ones, said European Commissioner Thierry Breton.

Scientists worried about Earth's weakening magnetic field; swarm satellites to investigate
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Scientists worried about Earth's weakening magnetic field; swarm satellites to investigate

Earth's magnetic field has been weakening across a wide stretch of area for reasons unknown. Scientists have found the magnetic field from Africa to South America to be gradually weakening.

ESA to explore the moon’s polar regions using a rover that is laser-powered by their lander
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ESA to explore the moon’s polar regions using a rover that is laser-powered by their lander

NASA and ISRO have revealed that the permanently shadowed regions at the poles are rich in hydrogen and water ice can be found there.

NASA, European Space Agency data show drop in air pollution in India during COVID-19 lockdown
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NASA, European Space Agency data show drop in air pollution in India during COVID-19 lockdown

According ESA, Mumbai and Delhi have witnessed a significant reduction of around 40 to 50 percent of NO2 compared to last year.

ESA-JAXA's joint mission, BepiColombo, flew within 12,700 km of Earth on its way to explore Mercury
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ESA-JAXA's joint mission, BepiColombo, flew within 12,700 km of Earth on its way to explore Mercury

The spacecraft's closest approach to Earth, 12,700 km, occurred over the South Atlantic and telescopes in Chile caught a glimpse of it.

Scientists find another hole in the ozone layer, and this one’s over the Arctic
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Scientists find another hole in the ozone layer, and this one’s over the Arctic

The ozone hole over the Arctic, less than 1 million sq. km, is much smaller than Antarctica's hole that can reach a size of 20 to 25 million sq. km.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Madrid air clears up after Spain's curbs on economic activity including road transport to tackle COVID-19 situation
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Madrid air clears up after Spain's curbs on economic activity including road transport to tackle COVID-19 situation

The measures have curbed economic activity including road transport since 14 March, when the government implemented lockdown

Hubble peers deep into the universe, finds 'missing link' evidence of mid-sized black hole
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Hubble peers deep into the universe, finds 'missing link' evidence of mid-sized black hole

Black holes are extreme environments and are a testing ground for the laws of physics and our understanding of how the Universe works.

NASA, ESA joint solar orbiter mission launched; to study, photograph Sun's polar region
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NASA, ESA joint solar orbiter mission launched; to study, photograph Sun's polar region

The $1.5 billion spacecraft will join NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, launched one and a half years ago.

NASA is on the hunt for a new leader for its Mars mission to bring Martian rock back to Earth
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NASA is on the hunt for a new leader for its Mars mission to bring Martian rock back to Earth

The job vacancy appeared on NASA's website and the leader will be responsible for supervising various aspects of the project.