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Some of the most exciting space missions are ready to kick off in 2022.

This year, expect the first images and science results from the recently launched James Webb Space Telescope, see a new mission launch to study an unexplored world and watch a NASA spacecraft deliberately crash into an asteroid’s moon.

The wealth of space missions launched in 2021 guarantee a year filled with new findings from across the solar system – and beyond.

Several countries are planning for 2022 to be the year they send robotic explorers to the moon – while planning ahead for the return of humans to the lunar surface in the future.

Here’s what to expect from our exploration of space in 2022.