2/2 Chang'e 5 proceeds carefully. Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

Nov 26, 2020, 04:34 AM
2/2       Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
   
Image:  Firework nova. Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have studied one particular explosion that may provide clues to the dynamics of other, much larger stellar eruptions. 
 
2/2   Chang'e 5 proceeds carefully.    Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com; in re: China launches a lunar sampler.  Long March 5 (Chang I5) is critical to Chinese space aspirations. Unmanned, with an orbiter, and a lander to drill a hole with a core-sample drill, and then return the sample to Earth, perhaps in mid-December.  The most challenging part is the orbiter.  China has a relay satellite on the far side of the Moon, so probably will have no information blackouts.   
       A nova too bright but not a supernova. The uncertainty of science; brightness first observed in 1670.    Now, find it’s five times farther away than was thought—don't yet know what it is.  
       India has a mission to Venus, delayed in 2020 because of fear of Covid; restarting slowly now.  Have lost nineteen months.    https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/china-successfully-launches-its-change-5-lunar-sample-mission/