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Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones is a contributing editor for The Planetary Society. He is a Finland-based journalist who covers China's space program. His Twitter account is @AJ_FI.

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Lucy in the Sky With Asteroids

April 24, 2019 • 47:22

A rare alignment of planets and other objects will enable the solar-powered Lucy spacecraft to examine seven asteroids, six of which are among the thousands of Trojan asteroids that orbit ahead of and behind Jupiter. The mission team, include Hal Levison, Cathy Olkin and Mike Sekerak, hope to unlock secrets of our solar system’s origin through these ancient artifacts.

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Chang’e-4 may have discovered material from the Moon’s mantle

May 15, 2019

The first science results from the unprecedented Chang’e-4 lunar far side mission are in. The mission’s Yutu-2 rover, deployed from the lander shortly after the Chang’e-4 landing on 3 January, has, with the help of the Queqiao relay satellite, returned data which suggests it has discovered material derived from the Moon’s mantle.

Chang’e-4 Updates: Yutu-2 Roves into Overtime, Returns More Images

April 22, 2019

China’s Chang’e-4 lander and Yutu-2 rover are continuing to function well and have completed their fourth lunar day.

Yutu-2 Rocks On into Lunar Day 3 for Chang’e-4 mission

March 06, 2019

China’s Yutu-2 rover is continuing to make tracks on the lunar far side.

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