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Japan readies space telescope to study atmosphere

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Japan is to send a space telescope into orbit around the Earth to observe Venus, Mars, and Jupiter, officials said on Friday, as they look to unlock the secrets of our own planet's atmosphere. 

This image, illustrated by Akihiro Ikeshita and released from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), shows Japan's atronomical observation satellite 'Sprint-A' in the space. The satellite, which will observe atmosphere of Venus, Mars, and Jupiter from the orbit, will be launched in this summer.

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) plans to launch a satellite later this year equipped with an ultraviolet telescope that will probe the gases surrounding three of our nearest neighbours in the solar system.

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