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Hard Numbers: Russian death toll, oligarchs’ yachts get away, migrants storm Spanish enclave, Afghan trust fund, space junk

498: At least 498 Russian soldiers have died so far in the Ukraine invasion, Russia's defense ministry said on Wednesday. It's the first time Moscow has put a figure on its own casualties since launching the war almost a week ago.

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Lunar samples weighing 1,731g handed over for research

December 19, 2020 11:38 AM

BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Lunar samples weighing 1,731g were handed over for research at a ceremony on Saturday morning (Dec 19).

China's lunar probe completes first orbital correction en route to Earth

December 14, 2020 12:47 PM

The returner of Chang'e-5 is expected to land in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region mid-December

China's Chang'e-5 orbiter-returner enters moon-Earth transfer orbit

December 13, 2020 1:27 PM

BEIJING (XINHUA) - The orbiter-returner combination of China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe conducted its second orbital manoeuvre at 9.51am on Sunday (Dec 13) and entered the moon-Earth transfer orbit, sources with the China National Space Administration said.

Indonesian president asks Elon Musk to study country as venue for SpaceX launch site

December 12, 2020 3:37 PM

JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - Indonesia invited SpaceX to assess the possibility of setting up a rocket launch site in the country, according to a ministry statement.

Asteroid sample back, delicate task of opening capsule next

December 09, 2020 5:00 AM

TOKYO • Samples of an asteroid 480 million km from Earth arrived in Japan yesterday to applause and smiles, the climax of a six-year odyssey by a space probe pursuing the origins of life.

Asteroid sample arrives in Japan after six-year space odyssey

December 08, 2020 2:58 PM

Scientists say the sample may contain organic matter that could have contributed to life on Earth.

Special delivery: Japan space probe to bring asteroid dust to Earth

December 04, 2020 10:20 AM

Japan's space agency Jaxa is planning to extend the space probe's mission for more than a decade and targeting two new asteroids.

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