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ISRO to help India meet its energy needs by mining energy from the moon!

ISRO to help India meet its energy needs by mining energy from the moon!

With an aim to help India meet its energy needs from the moon by 2030, the move will help India cut down on its oil imports.

Indian team 'Team Technovators' completes rover challenge at NASA

Indian team 'Team Technovators' completes rover challenge at NASA

As part of the challenge, students were required to design, build, test and race human-powered rovers, driven by one male and one female team member. 

NASA approves instruments for ESA's mission to Jupiter and its moon

NASA approves instruments for ESA's mission to Jupiter and its moon

The US space agency NASA has approved a project to build instruments for a future European Space Agency mission to Jupiter and its moons which is scheduled for launch in 2022.

Solar system exploration research: These are four new teams selected by NASA

Solar system exploration research: These are four new teams selected by NASA

The four new research teams will join the existing nine teams in SSERVI to address scientific questions about the moon, near-Earth asteroids, the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, and their near space environments, in cooperation with international partners.

NASA may send astronauts back to Moon during Donald Trump's first term in office

NASA may send astronauts back to Moon during Donald Trump's first term in office

US President Donald Trump seems to have taken a great interest in upcoming space explorations, particularly, in manned lunar landing mission.

Former ISRO chief Madhvan Nair hails NASA for finding long lost Indian first lunar probe 'Chandrayaan I'

Former ISRO chief Madhvan Nair hails NASA for finding long lost Indian first lunar probe 'Chandrayaan I'

More than seven years later, NASA's ground-based radar indicated that the spacecraft generally considered lost in space is srill circling some 124 miles (200 kilometers) above the lunar surface.

Chandrayaan-1: India's first lunar mission lost in space detected orbiting the Moon by NASA radar

Chandrayaan-1: India's first lunar mission lost in space detected orbiting the Moon by NASA radar

In addition to Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, the US space agency also located NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) around the Moon.

Chandrayaan 2 mission: India may launch its second mission to Moon in first quarter of 2018, says ISRO chief

Chandrayaan 2 mission: India may launch its second mission to Moon in first quarter of 2018, says ISRO chief

SRO will develop an engine that will help in the controlled landing on the moon. The mission is currently planned for the first quarter of 2018.

SpaceX's tourist trip will allow visitors to travel around moon next year – Read story

SpaceX's tourist trip will allow visitors to travel around moon next year – Read story

The launch of the first privately funded tourist flight beyond the orbit of the International Space Station is tentatively targeted for late 2018

Watch 2017's only breathtaking 'ring of fire' solar eclipse today – This is how you can gaze at the spectacle

Watch 2017's only breathtaking 'ring of fire' solar eclipse today – This is how you can gaze at the spectacle

The annular solar eclipse, also known as 'ring of fire' eclipse, does not occur all too often, but when it happens it surely captivates the hearts of those who look up at the night sky.

Mark the date –  Watch this year's only breathtaking 'ring of fire' solar eclipse on February 26

Mark the date – Watch this year's only breathtaking 'ring of fire' solar eclipse on February 26

The eclipse - during which the Sun will all but disappear as the Moon crosses its path --will be most visible in a 100-kilometre (62-mile) band cutting through Chile, Argentina, Angola, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

India can meet its energy requirements from Moon by 2030, says ISRO

India can meet its energy requirements from Moon by 2030, says ISRO

A scientist associated with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday said that India can meet all its energy requirements from the Moon by 2030.

NASA teams up with ESA to send humans to Moon by 2021

NASA teams up with ESA to send humans to Moon by 2021

The European Space Agency (ESA) and aerospace company Airbus have agreed with NASA to build a module for a second, manned mission that will fly around the moon as early as 2021, which will be launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

 

First nuclear test bomb explosion aids scientists in understanding Moon's formation theory!

First nuclear test bomb explosion aids scientists in understanding Moon's formation theory!

Scientists have long suggested that similar chemical reactions took place when a collision between Earth and a Mars-sized planetary body produced debris that ultimately formed the Moon.

Earth may be sending oxygen to the Moon

Earth may be sending oxygen to the Moon

Researchers found that Japan's SELENE lunar orbiter (aka Kaguya), detected high levels of oxygen ions – positively charged oxygen molecules – while it was orbiting the Moon between 2007 and 2009.

Powering India to Moon – TeamIndus among 5 finalists to compete for Google Lunar XPRIZE worth $30 mn

Powering India to Moon – TeamIndus among 5 finalists to compete for Google Lunar XPRIZE worth $30 mn

According to a statement from XPRIZE and Google, five teams, including TeamIndus, have been shortlisted to land an unmanned spacecraft on the surface of the Moon.

 

Chang'e-5 lunar probe: China to launch country's first sample return mission to Moon this year

Chang'e-5 lunar probe: China to launch country's first sample return mission to Moon this year

The probe will be launched in November from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in Hainan Province, aboard the heavy-lift carrier rocket Long March-5.

NASA shares beautiful image of Saturn's larger icy moon 'Tethys'

NASA shares beautiful image of Saturn's larger icy moon 'Tethys'

The US space agency, NASA has released a very beautiful photograph of Tethys, one of Saturn's larger icy moons.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures the closest view of wavemaker moon 'Daphnis'

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures the closest view of wavemaker moon 'Daphnis'

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful and close view of the wavemaker moon 'Daphnis'.

Throwback: The life and legacy of Gene Cernan, last man to set foot on Moon - Watch

Throwback: The life and legacy of Gene Cernan, last man to set foot on Moon - Watch

Cernan, who commanded Apollo 17 - the last Apollo mission - died Monday, January 16, 2017, following ongoing health issues, according to a statement from his family.