Luis Duque Galvis from Caracas wants to know: Can the Hubble Telescope look back in time?
The MASCOT lander is equipped with a special microscope to examine the minerals on the asteroid's surface. Scientists hope this will help unlock the mysteries of the solar system's beginnings.
Landing a probe on an asteroid? It's been done before, hasn't it? Nope. The last time space scientists landed a probe on a smaller celestial body, it was a comet. So what's the difference?
Japanese scientists have praised "the world’s first rover to land on the surface of an asteroid." The Hayabusa2 is expected to land a German-made lander carrying a larger rover in October.
The Parker Solar Probe is designed to unveil a great secret of the sun. To do so, it must travel closer to our star than any other spacecraft before it to collect data in a hellish environment.
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