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SuperCam on-board NASA's Perseverance rover collected its first samples on Mars
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SuperCam on-board NASA's Perseverance rover collected its first samples on Mars

The laser can zap objects smaller than a pencil point as far away as seven metres and observes spots beyond the reach of the rover's arm.

Scientists use New Horizon to find number of galaxies from glow of the universe
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Scientists use New Horizon to find number of galaxies from glow of the universe

The ‘leftover glow’ is coming from some dwarf galaxies that are present in the nearby universe “just beyond detectability”

Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft reaches ISS as NASA astronaut Kate Rubins makes her second trip
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Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft reaches ISS as NASA astronaut Kate Rubins makes her second trip

The spacecraft left for the space station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:15 am IST and reached ISS three hours later.

China quietly tests launch, recovery of reusable spacecraft tech in secretive two-day test flight
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China quietly tests launch, recovery of reusable spacecraft tech in secretive two-day test flight

The description of the reusable spacecraft matches China's plans of launching a similar spacecraft three years ago.

Earth's magnetic field anomaly over the Atlantic has split in two, now expanding westward: NASA
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Earth's magnetic field anomaly over the Atlantic has split in two, now expanding westward: NASA

The anomaly’s 'valley' – the area that had the weakest magnetic field strength – has split into two lobes, the agency has said.

NASA’s Juno captures astounding pictures of Jupiter to celebrate its four year anniversary
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NASA’s Juno captures astounding pictures of Jupiter to celebrate its four year anniversary

Launched on 5 August 2011, the solar power-driven Juno spacecraft arrived at the largest planet in our solar system on 4 July 2016.

Japan's Hayabusa-2 asteroid sampling mission to study another asteroid before return to Earth
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Japan's Hayabusa-2 asteroid sampling mission to study another asteroid before return to Earth

Hayabusa 2 will be going on an 'extended mission' to study two other asteroids that are small and fast spinning.

NASA’s Artemis programme will fly first woman to moon; agency tests identical version of Orion
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NASA’s Artemis programme will fly first woman to moon; agency tests identical version of Orion

The Artemis programme will explore as much of the moon's surface as possible and create sustainable missions to the Earth's satellite by 2028.

NASA turns the Solar Observatory's images into a time lapse of the Sun's life over the past 10 years
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NASA turns the Solar Observatory's images into a time lapse of the Sun's life over the past 10 years

At 12:24, the year is 2012 and we can see Venus pass across the face of the sun which will not happen again until 2117.

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.

NASA’s Parker Sun probing spacecraft flew by Sun in its closest encounter during it fifth orbit
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NASA’s Parker Sun probing spacecraft flew by Sun in its closest encounter during it fifth orbit

As opposed to the standard 11-day encounters, the ongoing orbit is the longest fifth observation of the Parker Sun Probe, that started from 9 May 2020.

NASA astronauts complete their dress rehearsal before their SpaceX launch to the ISS on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST
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NASA astronauts complete their dress rehearsal before their SpaceX launch to the ISS on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST

They will board the SpaceX Dragon capsule on top of the Falcon 9 rocket and it will be the first astronaut launch from the Kennedy Space Center since 2011.

China's largest carrier rocket —  Long March-5B — launched an experimental spacecraft, for the first time
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China's largest carrier rocket — Long March-5B — launched an experimental spacecraft, for the first time

This was the first time the Chinese had launched the Long March-5B carrier rocket from Wenchang Space Launch Centre.

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.

Boeing will re-test its Starliner spacecraft after software failure during last flight test
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Boeing will re-test its Starliner spacecraft after software failure during last flight test

A series of software glitches and an issue with the automated timer resulted in Starliner failing to dock at the space station.

SpaceX aces emergency landing simulation, ready to fly astronauts to ISS by April 2020
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SpaceX aces emergency landing simulation, ready to fly astronauts to ISS by April 2020

The test is crucial to qualify the capsule to fly humans to the ISS which might by mid-2020.

Cassini's data still helps astronomers explain Saturn's Aurora phenomenon at its poles
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Cassini's data still helps astronomers explain Saturn's Aurora phenomenon at its poles

Analysis of the data from the space probe shows there are similarities between Earth's, Saturn's and Jupiters auroras.

To Moon, Mars and beyond: First batch of NASA astronauts graduate two-year training school
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To Moon, Mars and beyond: First batch of NASA astronauts graduate two-year training school

They can go on any manned mission and will join the ranks of about 500 people who have been to space.

PLSV-C41/CartoSAT-3 launch: ISRO begins 26-hour countdown for launch of Earth imaging satellite
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PLSV-C41/CartoSAT-3 launch: ISRO begins 26-hour countdown for launch of Earth imaging satellite

CartoSAT-3 is an earth imaging and mapping satellite that has a mission life span of five years.

Saturn moon Titan's wonderfully wierd terrain and possibility of life make it so very Earth-like
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Saturn moon Titan's wonderfully wierd terrain and possibility of life make it so very Earth-like

Titan's visible exterior is 'one of the most geologically diverse' sights in the solar system.