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China will send a space probe to study the near-Earth asteroid and comet

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The sphere of interests of China in the conquest of space is expanding with each passing month. According to the Chinese news publication Xinhua, referring to representatives of the Chinese National Space Administration, China is preparing a new ambitious mission, whose task will be to study the new quasi-satellite of the Earth, the asteroid 2016 […]

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NASA chose SpaceX for an asteroid “ramming” mission

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The company Ilona Mask won the NASA aerospace agency's contract to launch the DART space mission, the goal of which will be the first ever attempt to change the trajectory of the asteroid. According to sources, the state agency decided to choose SpaceX because the latter offered its services for a significantly lower amount than […]

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Probe "Hayabusa-2" held a bombardment of the asteroid Ryugu, creating a crater on its surface

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The Hayabusa-2 spacecraft conducted a successful bombardment of Ryugu asteroid, dropping a 15-kilogram explosive projectile onto its surface, according to Japanese space agency JAXA. Fortunately, as a result of this operation, the probe itself was not injured. At the same time, an artificial crater of very considerable size appeared on the surface of the investigated […]

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