In this composite image provided by Nasa, the planet Mercury passes directly between the sun and Earth on May 9, 2016. Photo: Handout via AP

Mercury to pass in front of sun on Monday for last transit until 2032, but stargazers in China out of luck

  • Unfortunately, most of Australia, the Maritime Continent, Southeast Asia, much of China and the Koreas will miss out on the event
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In this composite image provided by Nasa, the planet Mercury passes directly between the sun and Earth on May 9, 2016. Photo: Handout via AP
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Data from the Nasa spacecraft Voyager 2 has helped further characterise the structure of the heliosphere – the wind sock-shaped region created by the sun's wind as it extends to the boundary of the solar system. Photo: Nasa

Nasa’s Voyager 2 sends back first message from interstellar space, 42 years after it was launched

  • Probe is second Nasa spacecraft to leave our solar system
  • Scientists analyse treasure trove of data sent back
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Data from the Nasa spacecraft Voyager 2 has helped further characterise the structure of the heliosphere – the wind sock-shaped region created by the sun's wind as it extends to the boundary of the solar system. Photo: Nasa
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