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    Default Amazing space week.



    This will have been quite the week in terms of spacecraft and their activities.Firstly the Isreali satellite is now in orbit around the Moon.

    https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=...etumcL1vlgThen

    We will also see the Japenese shoot up a asteriod.

    https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=...pTAjhbJDWlAAnd

    last but not least. The Parker solar probe is set for another close flyby of our parent star.

    https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=...wJNxjEqtzmMgSo

    So, if like me you have rain and cloud you can entertain yourself with these exciting events.
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    Default Re: Amazing space week.

    Lots of cool stuff here!

    Thanks Clinton!

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    Default Re: Amazing space week.

    The Hayabusa mission is fascinating. The number of complex tasks they are undertaking on such a relatively small object is a triumph of engineering.

    Just getting there, gently approaching the asteroid with it's weak gravity to enter orbit, then landing on it, leaving it, dropping a small bomb on it to open a crater but hiding from the detonation to avoid damage to the spacecraft, then coming back to look at the debris and landing on it again to shoot a bullet into it, and the list goes on. What a bold and ingenious mission.
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    Default Re: Amazing space week.

    Agree! Amazing events...especially the Hayabusa mission!!

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    Default Re: Amazing space week.

    Lots of exciting stuff going on out there with a uniquely (and welcome!) global twist.
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    Default Re: Amazing space week.

    Hi Clinton. Yes, lots of fantastic things happening with research in space this week. Thanks for the several interesting astronomy news links Clinton, and have a great weekend.
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