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Week In Space
Tuesday 19 February 2019
- The second of three Supermoons in 2019. A Supermoon occurs when the Moon is at its closest to Earth, and looks slightly bigger and brighter than usual.
Thursday 21 February 2019
- 1996 (23 years ago):
The existence of a black hole is confirmed using stellar motions by the Hubble Space Telescope for the first time. This technique is now a common way of detecting dormant supermassive black holes.
Friday 22 February 2019
- Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft to land on the asteroid Ryugu and collect rock samples. The spacecraft will return to Earth next year with the samples after its exploration of the asteroid is complete.
Read our blog to find out more: https://spacecentre.co.uk/blog-post/hayabusa-2-asteroid-landing/