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China launches satellite to explore Moon's far side

Queqiao is expected to enter a halo orbit around the second Lagrangian (L2) point of the Earth-Moon system, about 455,000 km from the Earth. It will be the world's first communication satellite operating in that orbit. Monday's launch was the 275th mission of the Long March rocket series. May 21, 2018
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Fastest growing black hole ever found eats a sun every 2 days

The black hole is 12 billion light years away and is unlikely to ever get near Earth. With a mass of about 20 billion suns, the black hole would have appeared 10 times brighter than the moon if it was located at the center of the Milky Way. May 16, 2018
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NASA sending a robot helicopter to Mars in 2020

The Mars Helicopter will be the size of a football and weigh about 1.8 kg. Its twin blade setup will spin ten times faster than Earth choppers and if it does manage to fly, it will take 90-second-long trips over the course of a month. May 13, 2018
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