Contact with the satellite was soon lost and never recovered despite many attempts
Space officials had warned that knowing the exact location of the re-entry would not be possible until shortly before it happened
"Florence is the largest asteroid to pass this close to our planet since the first near-Earth asteroid was discovered over a century ago."
This latest model boasts a powerful engine that has been developed in India over many years.
Scientists burst into applause as the head of India's Space Research Organisation announced all the satellites had been ejected.
The earth may feel steady under our feet, but humanity's small corner of the Universe is subject to an array of forces.
"Even at the age of 82, Gene was passionate about sharing his desire to see the continued human exploration of space."
"The multiple impact scenario is a more 'natural' way of explaining the formation of the Moon."
The traveler is Jeanette Epps, a physics and science whiz who used to work for the CIA.
The massive Orion A molecular cloud is the "star factory" closest to Earth.
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