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This week in space: U.S. military takes an interest in lunar resources race, some solar systems may have several habitable worlds, a second satellite servicing 'tow truck' launches to orbit, and loads more....

22 Aug 2020, 22:41 UTC
This week in space: U.S. military takes an interest in lunar resources race, some solar systems may have several habitable worlds, a second satellite servicing 'tow truck' launches to orbit, and loads more....
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