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ESA Project Scientist Johannes Benkhoff, gives an overview of the latest preparations for the launch of BepiColombo, which will be taking off on its 7-year mission to Mercury later this week.

Stathams Chemical Magic chemistry set by Stathams Laboratories London with instructions and cardboard case. Front 3/4 view of whole object (closed) against graduated grey background.

Hazardous chemicals and potential explosions were all once part of the joy of owning a home chemistry set. Associate Curator, Rupert Cole, explores the history of the ever-popular children’s toy.

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