Moon

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
Save the date: Lunar eclipse to grace Indian skies on August 7

Save the date: Lunar eclipse to grace Indian skies on August 7

A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon align in an almost straight line.

Aug 04, 2017, 08:26 AM IST
Have astronomers found the first exomoon beyond our solar system? - Read

Have astronomers found the first exomoon beyond our solar system? - Read

The Kepler Space Telescope finds planets by watching them pass in front of their stars, causing a dip in the stars’ light. The new potential moon was found in the same way – as a moon orbits its planet, it leads to an extra fall in the starlight coming from behind.

Jul 28, 2017, 09:53 AM IST
Moon's mantle may contain lots of water, satellite data shows

Moon's mantle may contain lots of water, satellite data shows

The new study finds that numerous volcanic deposits distributed across the surface of the Moon contain unusually high amounts of trapped water compared with surrounding terrains.

 

Jul 25, 2017, 12:53 PM IST
Want to know Moon's role in Solar Eclipse? Watch the video

Want to know Moon's role in Solar Eclipse? Watch the video

According to NASA, the Sun take most of the attention in a Solar Eclipse, but the moon also plays a pivotal role.

Jul 22, 2017, 21:35 PM IST
Neil Armstrong moon bag on sale for up to $4 million

Neil Armstrong moon bag on sale for up to $4 million

Traces of moon dust and small rock are embedded in what is the only artifact from the Apollo 11 mission in private hands, says Sotheby's, who is organizing the sale on July 20, the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing in 1969.

Jul 16, 2017, 16:47 PM IST
NASA's Cassini captures breathtaking close view of Saturn's little moon, Epimetheus!

NASA's Cassini captures breathtaking close view of Saturn's little moon, Epimetheus!

The image was captured by NASA's Cassini Spacecraft narrow-angle camera on February 21, 2017

Jul 06, 2017, 23:34 PM IST
Moon 2.0: Team Indus plans to raise $40 mn for lunar mission, spacecraft structure ready

Moon 2.0: Team Indus plans to raise $40 mn for lunar mission, spacecraft structure ready

The mission referred to as "Moon 2.0" calls for designing a lunar lander and two rovers.

Jul 06, 2017, 09:35 AM IST