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  • China Completes Its First Lunar Return Mission
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    China’s Chang’e 5-T1 mission to the moon has not only taken some beautiful pictures of the Earth from the craft’s perspective (hat tip to reader Taco Cowboy) but as of Friday evening (continental U.S. time) returned a capsule to Earth. (The capsule landed in Inner Mongolia.) From the linked article: Prior to re-entering the Earths atmosphere, the unnamed probe was travelling at 11.2 kilometres per second (25,000 miles per hour), a speed that can generate (more…)



  • State to challenge Pistorius verdict
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    South Africa prosecutors say they are going to appeal against the conviction and sentence given to athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend.

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