Space and Astronomy
The agency also revealed the first audio ever recorded on the surface of the Red Planet.
Coverage will start at 5pm UK time – and the launch is due to take place just after 9.30pm.
India launched a rocket into space on Monday carrying the unmanned Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, heading for the moon. The mission will see a rover land on the lunar surface to carry out studies on the presence of water. The launch had been delayed by a week due to technical complications.
Elon Musk’s space exploration company SpaceX has completed its latest mission, launching the Falcon Heavy rocket into orbit for the third time. In what Musk described as their “most difficult launch ever”, the rocket took 24 satellites into space, carrying NASA’s deep space atomic clock and The Planetary Society’s solar sail, LightSail 2, hoping to develop the technology that will allow humankind to one day explore space further.
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"It’s a visionary project to take the first photograph of a black hole," one scientist said.
The only passenger is a life-size test dummy, named Ripley.
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