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This week in space: Hayabusa 2 drops its sample return capsule off in Australia, Chang'e 5 captures samples of the Moon, satellite spotters track the mysterious NROL 101 satellite and loads more...

6 Dec 2020, 09:39 UTC
This week in space: Hayabusa 2 drops its sample return capsule off in Australia, Chang'e 5 captures samples of the Moon, satellite spotters track the mysterious NROL 101 satellite and loads  more...
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