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Acquisition of Google Fitbit: EU starts probe fully

Image rights Reuters The European Commission will conduct a comprehensive investigation into Google’s acquisition of Fitbit. The announcement follows a preliminary review and threatens to derail the purchase of the fitness tracking company. Despite Google’s offer last month not to use Fitbit’s health data for ad targeting. Google’s parent company Alphabet last year agreed to acquire the wearable tech company …

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China’s Mars probe photographs Earth on its way to the Red Planet

Beijing (AFP) – China’s first Mars probe has returned a photo of the Earth and the moon as it approaches its destination, the country’s space agency said Tuesday. The image, which shows the two celestial bodies as small crescents in the empty darkness of space, was taken three days after the launch of the Tianwen 1 mission on Thursday, 1.2 …

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What does the Tianwen-1 probe say?

A few days ago, the Chinese space agency launched its Tianwen-1 mission to Mars from its launch site in Hainan Province. It should arrive on the Red Planet in April 2021 when it is faced with the daunting task of launching a surface probe from its orbiting component that releases a rover as soon as it reaches the surface. Like …

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NASA Jupiter Probe Images Giant Giant Moon Like Never Before (Photos)

These images, taken by the JIRAM instrument on board NASA’s Juno spacecraft on December 26, 2019, provide the first infrared map of Ganymede’s northern border. Frozen water molecules, which were detected at both poles, have no significant order in their arrangement and have a different infrared signature than ice at the equator. (Photo credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / …

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The UAE successfully launched its Hope Probe on a mission to Mars

The probe is equipped with ultraviolet and infrared spectrometers and a camera that is sensitive to optical and ultraviolet light. It is placed in an equatorial orbit, which makes it possible to observe how the conditions in the lower atmosphere change over time. “It covers all regions of Mars at all local times on Mars, and this is a comprehensive …

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Asteroid samples on board the Japanese probe on their way back to Earth in December – Spaceflight Now

Artist’s concept of the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft that releases its sample return capsule. Credit: JAXA / Akihiro Ikeshita A capsule containing alien specimens collected by the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 is slated to land in South Australia on December 6 to complete a six-year round trip to an asteroid, officials said this week. Officials from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency …

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