To recap 2020, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we covered last year. Today we’re looking at some of the year's big stories of space exploration.
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China's Chang'e-5 moon mission has successfully returned samples from the moon to Earth. The mission's success is a huge boost for China, making it just the third country to ever bring back samples from the moon.
In today's news roundup, Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe returns asteroid samples to Earth, China's Chang'e-5 moon mission is on its way back with lunar samples, and a series of metal monoliths have appeared and disappeared around the world.
On Sunday, the rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station. It's NASA's first full flight with a private American space company, and marks a big change in the way that space travel will happen in the future.
In today's news roundup, President Donald Trump and ex-Vice President Joe Biden take part in their final debate, Pope Francis surprises people by supporting same-sex civil unions, and NASA asks Nokia to build 4G cell service on the moon.
On Tuesday, a NASA spacecraft touched down on an asteroid for a few seconds to collect samples that will be brought back to Earth. The operation will help scientists learn more about conditions when the solar system was first formed.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a bear named "747" wins the Fat Bear Week contest, the Irish Supreme Court says the bread in Subway's sandwiches is too sweet to be called "bread", and NASA sends a $23 million toilet to space.
Scientists have detected a chemical on Venus that wasn't expected to be there, based on our current understanding of Venus. That leads them to wonder what is producing the chemical. One possible explanation is an unusual form of life.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…the notes change in a piece of music that lasts 639 years, an orca mother who lost a calf two years ago has another baby, and scientist take a super high-quality picture - of broccoli.
In today's news roundup, an oil spill caused by a ship running aground has led Mauritius to declare an emergency, extreme monsoon rains leave much of Mumbai, India flooded, and astronauts return to Earth in NASA's first splashdown in 45 years.
July has been a busy month in space and an especially busy month for missions to Mars. Here’s a look at the recent launches by NASA and China, as well as the story of two teenage girls from India who discovered an asteroid.