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    #1

    looks at back at missions

    Which is correct - "looks at back at missions" or "looks back at missions"?

    "Look back at something" means "to reminisce about something that happened in the past", which is exactly what Nature is doing. So my guess is that the first "at" in the phrase "looks at back at missions" is a typo. Am I on the right track?

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    27 July 2020
    How space missions snatch pieces of other worlds and bring them back to Earth

    As NASA prepares to launch the first spacecraft that will collect samples from Mars, Nature looks at back at missions that have grabbed extraterrestrial material.

    Source: Nature
    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02185-9

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    #2

    Re: looks at back at missions

    I agree with you that "at" is a typo.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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