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Swedish Satellites Perform a Space Waltz Rendezvous

An image of the Tango satellite, taken by the Mango satellite from 66 feet (20 meters) away in September 2010. Earth is in the background.
An image of the Tango satellite, taken by the Mango satellite from 66 feet (20 meters) away in September 2010. Earth is in the background. (Image credit: Swedish Space Corporation)

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Michael Wall is a Senior Space Writer with Space.com (opens in new tab) and joined the team in 2010. He primarily covers exoplanets, spaceflight and military space, but has been known to dabble in the space art beat. His book about the search for alien life, "Out There," was published on Nov. 13, 2018. Before becoming a science writer, Michael worked as a herpetologist and wildlife biologist. He has a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Sydney, Australia, a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Michael on Twitter.