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04 December 2020

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Japan Hayabusa2 spacecraft approaches Earth to drop asteroid samples (16)
December 4, 2020 (Mainichi Japan) This computer graphics image released by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows the Hayabusa2 spacecraft above the asteroid Ryugu. (ISAS/JAXA via AP, File) TOKYO (AP) - Japanese space agency officials said Friday the Hayabusa2 spacecraft is on its intended trajectory as it approaches Earth to deliver a capsule containing samples from a distant asteroid that could provide
Japanese spacecraft approaches Earth to drop asteroid samples (18)
AP Tokyo, December 04, 2020 18:44 IST Updated: December 04, 2020 18:48 IST Japanese space agency officials said on Friday the Hayabusa2 spacecraft is on its intended trajectory as it approaches Earth to deliver a capsule containing samples from a distant asteroid that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth. The spacecraft left the asteroid Ryugu, about 300 million kilometers (180
Bahrain grants emergency use for Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine (9)
The Associated Press December 4, 2020, 11:59 AM DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The island kingdom of Bahrain said Friday it has become the second nation in the world to grant an emergency- use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech. The state-run Bahrain News Agency made the announcement on Friday night, following an earlier announcement by the United Kingdom on Wednesday.
NASA will pay a firm $1 to go to the moon and get a sample (12)
The eyebrow-raising contract comes as corporate involvement in space heats up. ByCatherine Thorbecke December 4, 2020, 6:13 PM NASA said it will pay a private firm $1 to collect a sample of the moon as part of its initiative to solicit help from commercial companies to obtain moon rocks and dust. The U.S.
Norway's deputy central bank chief resigns over China ties (11)
December 4, 2020 GMT COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - The deputy governor of Norway's central bank is stepping down with immediate effect after he was not granted a new security clearance because he has ties to China via his wife. The move comes at at time when several Western governments are tightening security controls against potential influence from China, particularly in technology, finance and other corporate sectors.
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