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In March of this year (2019), the first spacecraft designed for crew docked at the International Space Station. IAlthough no astronauts were on the capsule, it marks another step forward in the race to commercialise space travel. But will we learn from our mistakes as we explore other planets?

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In a distant galaxy far, far away is a black hole, which has now been photographed for the first time. Colossal in size at 40 billion kilometres wide, it is three million times the size of our humble planet earth.

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A new space mission costing a whopping €1bn will take telescopes closer to the sun than ever before as it investigates its effects on satellite technology. The spacecraft, titled ‘Solar Orbiter’ (we at Koala Chess Art HQ feel they could have done more with this name) plans to take detailed images of the most famous star’s surface landscapes while also measuring its atmosphere. 

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The Royal Observatory of Greenwich - a much adored part of Koala Chess Art’s home town - is going to start studying the sky again after gaining some new telescopes.

It has been 60 years since the ROG studied our beautiful sky, so the renovation of the building and its new equipment is a welcome gift to the town. And this gift will be named after Annie Maunder, one of the first female scientists to work at the ROG.

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Nasa head off on Saturday to map the red planet and find out what is really at its core. This seven-month trip will mark the first investigation of the planet’s interior.

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