I read this collection of manga shorts in an English B&W reprint in the '90s or early 2000s. I think they were all by the same creator, as opposed to an anthology. I found it at a public library and didn't recognize the author.
- The first was about a scientist who was stationed near Pluto, working to create a micro black hole (a "baby black") for spacecraft propulsion. Her father (grandfather?) worried that she would be killed, because most of his family were now dead, and the project team were unsure if they could capture the black hole. There was a bit of bittersweet comic relief where he was looking at an old family portrait (actually a holographic video clip in a frame) where most of the family left the frame for different reasons, and I think at the end of the clip it was just the dog and the scientist as a little girl.
Ultimately the project succeeded and everyone lived.
- Another story was about three astronauts visiting a dead planet with a moon in a weird orbit. Continual high winds had caused erosion that created city-like formations, which led the astronauts to think the planet was inhabited. The atmosphere was distorted by tidal forces which periodically created a near-vacuum at the poles, which had boiled off the ocean and left a glassy plain behind -- they saw the remains of giant crabs. IIRC the landing team were all male, and the orbiter team were all female; there was some reference to the mythical Amazons.
The men called for help when the atmosphere reached "low tide", and IIRC the women thought they were being babies.
- I vaguely recall a story about a robotic interstellar probe that passed an older space probe. The newer probe had information that
the older probe's mission was doomed or at least futile, and decided not to inform the older probe.