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Skynotes: January 2021

A year of night sky events, astronomy and space exploration lies ahead. We look at some expectations for 2021.

Launch of Chang’e-5 on a Long March rocket from Wenchang Launch Centre, Hainan on November 23.

Earth, Moon and Deep Space too

It has been a busy time lately in space exploration and astronomy. Enjoy a special selection of the latest headlines with links to explore further.

An impression of Perseverance and its helicopter which has twin high speed counter-rotating blades for lift in the thin Martian atmosphere.

Mars Ahoy!

The Red Planet moves into opposition this month. Read about our neighbour, new missions and a look at its weird moons.

A satellite view of the famous Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico.

Telescopes in Danger

Many telescopes across the world can be exposed to extreme elements like storm or fire, or can at times suffer catastrophic structural failure.

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