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16. 

What is the name of India's 2nd mission to land on Moon?

A. Chandrayaan 1
B. Chandrayaan 2
C. Chandrayaan 3
D. Gaganyaan

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced their intention to send a second mission to soft-land on the Moon planned for November 2020 dubbed as Chandrayaan 3 mission.

17. 

Which Japanese spacecraft has started journey home from asteroid Ryugu?

A. Hayabusa2
B. Akatsuki
C. Selene
D. Hisaki

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has departed from a distant asteroid, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to bring back soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system.

18. 

A huge X-Ray burst from outer space has been detected by which telescope?

A. Hubble
B. Webb
C. NICER
D. Compton

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

NASA's NICER (Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer) telescope detected a sudden spike of X- Rays. The spike was caused by a massive thermo nuclear flash on the surface of a pulsar.

19. 

Which organization recently launched 60 mini satellites for global internet?

A. NASA
B. ISRO
C. SpaceX
D. DRDO

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

SpaceX launched 60 mini satellites; the second batch of an orbiting network meant to provide global internet coverage.

20. 

Which organization launched its first all-electric aircraft, named as X-57 "Maxwell"?

A. CNSA
B. NASA
C. ISRO
D. ROSCOSMOS

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The United States space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) unveiled an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, named as X-57 "Maxwell" at its aeronautics lab in the California desert, US.