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Japan’s Hayabusa-2 probe brings rare asteroid samples back to Earth

Japan’s Hayabusa-2 probe brings rare asteroid samples back to Earth

Japan space agency officials on Sunday welcomed the arrival of rare asteroid samples on Earth after they were collected by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft during an unprecedented mission.In a streak of light...

China’s Chang’e 5 probe leaves moon with rock samples for

China’s Chang’e 5 probe leaves moon with rock samples for return to earth

A Chinese space probe has lifted off the surface of the moon to return to Earth. This is an ambitious attempt to bring back the first samples of the moon in four decades.Beijing is trying to catch up...

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx stows Bennu asteroid samples safely for return to

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx stows Bennu asteroid samples safely for return to Earth

A NASA spacecraft put more than 2 pounds of asteroid samples in a capsule to return to Earth after losing part of its precious loot to a jammed lid, scientists said Thursday.You won't know the exact a...

Chinese spaceship set for Mars landing in May: report

Chinese spaceship set for Mars landing in May: report

A Chinese spacecraft is scheduled to land on Mars in May, state media reported on Thursday, citing an official from the space agency.The spacecraft, which left Earth in July, is scheduled to land in U...