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04.17.16
Venus probe's first detailed results reveal strange clouds
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Venus probe's first detailed results reveal strange clouds

Akatsuki nearly didn't make it, but it's already shedding light on our nearest planetary neighbor.

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12.09.15
Japan's Akatsuki probe successfully makes it into Venus' orbit
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Japan's Akatsuki probe successfully makes it into Venus' orbit

It's been circling the sun since its failed attempt in 2010.

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12.06.15
Japan's Venus probe is about to take another shot
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Japan's Venus probe is about to take another shot

The Akatsuki spacecraft will try once more to get into Venus' orbit -- watch live.

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11.12.15
Japan is planning an unmanned moon mission for 2019
11.12.15

Japan is planning an unmanned moon mission for 2019

Japan wants to be taken seriously when it comes to space travel and so plans to land a vessel on the moon, within 100 meters of the original moon-landing site.

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03.12.15
Scientists make strides in beaming solar power from space
03.12.15

Scientists make strides in beaming solar power from space

The idea of powering humanity by gathering an endless supply of solar energy from space has taken...

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11.27.14
Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft heads to a carbon-rich asteroid soon
11.27.14

Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft heads to a carbon-rich asteroid soon

On November 30th, Japan's Hayabusa 2 will be leaving leaving Earth aboard a Mitsubishi-made rocket...

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