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The Moon revisited
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The Moon revisited

1 December 2021

The brightest and biggest object in our night sky, the Moon is the only other place in the solar system that humans have set foot – so far. It’s been...

Planetary frontiers
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Planetary frontiers

1 December 2021

Mars and Earth were probably quite similar before going down different evolutionary paths. Peter Grindrod, from the Natural History Museum, London, notes...

Mission to Mercury
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Mission to Mercury

1 December 2021

On 1 October 2021 at 23.34 UTC, the BepiColombo mission – a joint project by the European and Japanese space agencies – carried out the first of six...

Probing our origins
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Probing our origins

1 December 2021

Two missions, Hayabusa2, run by the Japanese state space agency, JAXA, and NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, have successfully collected samples from carbonaceous...

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