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China to become world's first country to launch a lunar probe on far side of moon

China to become world's first country to launch a lunar probe on far side of moon

This is a move that has not been made by anyone or any nation before and with this mission, China will outdo the historical achievements of the US and the USSR.

Jan 03, 2018, 08:53 AM IST
Supermoon could gatecrash Goa's New Year celebrations

Supermoon could gatecrash Goa's New Year celebrations

Goa is one of the most popular beach and nightlife tourism destination in the country and attracts more than five million tourists every year, especially in the period from Christmas to New Year.

Dec 31, 2017, 17:44 PM IST
New Horizons' next flyby target may have a moon

New Horizons' next flyby target may have a moon

The New Horizons probe, which flew past Pluto in 2015, is set to encounter the Kuiper Belt object, referred to as 2014 MU69, on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, 2019.
 

Dec 13, 2017, 13:18 PM IST
Donald Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

Donald Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time in decades, a move he said would help prepare for a future Mars trip.

Dec 12, 2017, 06:14 AM IST
Supermoon to amaze the world twice in January

Supermoon to amaze the world twice in January

A supermoon is a Full Moon when it is also at its closest point to the Earth on its orbit.
 

Dec 04, 2017, 15:14 PM IST
ISRO's second date with moon: March 2018 launch for Chandrayaan-2

ISRO's second date with moon: March 2018 launch for Chandrayaan-2

Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (IC) for Atomic Energy and Space claimed that the launch will take place in the first quarter of 2018. 

Oct 25, 2017, 10:05 AM IST
Huge cave on Moon could one day house astronauts

Huge cave on Moon could one day house astronauts

Scientists believe that it would shelter astronauts from dangerous radiation and wild temperature swings. 

Oct 21, 2017, 18:30 PM IST
Moon once had an atmosphere: NASA study

Moon once had an atmosphere: NASA study

When one looks up at the Moon, dark surfaces of volcanic basalt can be easily seen to fill large impact basins.

Oct 06, 2017, 14:21 PM IST
Bengaluru-based start-up scouts for funds to build spacecraft for lunar mission

Bengaluru-based start-up scouts for funds to build spacecraft for lunar mission

The firm aims to launch its spacecraft in three to six months in an attempt to win the "Google Lunar XPRIZE", a competition to challenge and inspire engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration.

Oct 06, 2017, 13:49 PM IST
NASA to put humans on Moon again, says US Vice President Mike Pence

NASA to put humans on Moon again, says US Vice President Mike Pence

NASA will land humans on the Moon and establish presence on the lunar surface before sending astronauts to the Red Planet, US Vice President Mike Pence has said.

Oct 06, 2017, 13:30 PM IST
Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

At an annual gathering of 4,000 global space experts in Adelaide, the ESA said the Moon was the “right place to be” as humans expand economic activities beyond low-Earth orbit, even while Mars remained the “ultimate destination”.

Sep 29, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
India set for another rendezvous with Moon, Chandrayaan 2 to lift off in March 2018

India set for another rendezvous with Moon, Chandrayaan 2 to lift off in March 2018

Chandrayaan 2 will be launched aboard GSLV Mk 2, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Sep 28, 2017, 14:10 PM IST
First space station on the moon to be a US-Russia joint venture

First space station on the moon to be a US-Russia joint venture

Space exploration is one of the few areas where international cooperation between Russia and the US has not been wrecked by tensions over Ukraine and Syria. 

Sep 27, 2017, 19:15 PM IST
Hidden lava tubes on Moon, Mars can serve as human habitats

Hidden lava tubes on Moon, Mars can serve as human habitats

Lava tubes can form in two ways: 'overcrusted' tubes form when low-viscosity lava flows fairly close to the surface, developing a hard crust that thickens to create a roof above the moving lava stream.

Sep 26, 2017, 19:04 PM IST
India's Chandrayaan-1 helps scientists create first global map of water on Moon

India's Chandrayaan-1 helps scientists create first global map of water on Moon

 Scientists used a new calibration of data taken from NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper, which flew aboard Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, to quantify how much water is present on a global scale.

Sep 14, 2017, 16:23 PM IST
'Rusty' lunar rock suggests Moon's interior is dry

'Rusty' lunar rock suggests Moon's interior is dry

Researchers believe it would have been so hot that any water, or other compounds and elements that are volatile under conditions on the Moon, such as zinc, would have evaporated very early in the Moon's history.

Aug 22, 2017, 17:23 PM IST
How satellites can prevent fatalities from landslides

How satellites can prevent fatalities from landslides

Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have sent spacecraft towards the Moon and Mars -- and now have their sights on Venus.
 

Aug 17, 2017, 21:56 PM IST
There could soon be a mobile tower on Moon – German startup aiming for the feat

There could soon be a mobile tower on Moon – German startup aiming for the feat

Scientists are working towards deploying the same cellular technology we use on earth on the lunar surface, and transmit data back to the earth using Audi lunar quattro rovers.

Aug 14, 2017, 19:32 PM IST
Stunner in the night sky: ISS astronaut Randy Bresnik captures the rising moon in all its glory! - See pic

Stunner in the night sky: ISS astronaut Randy Bresnik captures the rising moon in all its glory! - See pic

 NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik pointed his camera toward the rising Moon and captured a beautiful image.

Aug 09, 2017, 14:52 PM IST
Get your viewing tool ready for spectacular lunar eclipse tonight

Get your viewing tool ready for spectacular lunar eclipse tonight

Besides India, the celestial event will be visible in Asia, Europe, and Africa as well.

Aug 06, 2017, 18:02 PM IST