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space probe

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Space, Astronomy
space probeˈspace probe noun [countable]  TTSHAa spacecraft without people in it, that is sent into space to collect information about the conditions there and send the information back to Earth
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space probeAtlantis was to carry the Galileo space probe on the first leg of a six-year voyage to Jupiter this afternoon.Despite serious technical obstacles, space agency officials are considering whether to launch a Jupiter space probe powered entirely by sunlight.
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