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Earth’s moon may have formed from number of moonlets, suggests scientists

"Moon may have formed from a number of moonlets: Report"
The Moon is the only natural satellite of the earth. Its origin always has puzzled scientists, and there are many theories about its formation. The most common and widely held theory is that a large body, the size of Mars must have impacted the...

Strong solar flares could vaporize the soil on Moon: NASA

The Moon is the only natural satellite of Earth, and it is a dry, frigid place with no atmosphere. However, the vagaries of space like meteors and solar storms have a big impact on the frigid surface of the moon. The effects are much...

Kolkata scientists prep for 2018 lunar mission along with Team Indus

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The nation’s space industry has come of age, and many private players and educational institutions are in the fray. For the first time in the history of Indian space research, scientists from Kolkata have made an instrument which will be sent with the payload...

China plans to send rover on the dark side of moon

China rover moon
The Space race between US and China has started in the right earnest; China which has already landed a rover on the moon now wants to venture into unchartered territories and wants to attempt something which has never been attempted by any nation. China...

Kolkata scientists set their eyes on moon with Team Indus

Kolkata moon
The nation’s space industry has come of age, and many private players and educational institutions are in the fray. For the first time in the history Indian space research, scientists from Kolkata have made an instrument which will be sent with the payload to...

Bengaluru-based Team Indus to send first privately funded spacecraft on Moon

moon team spacecraft indus
Team Indus, the only team in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition, has roped in Ratan Tata along with Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, and TVS Group Chairman Venu Srinivasan to become its latest backers. As you are aware Team Indus is one of the...

Indian team to send first privately funded spacecraft on Moon by 2017

team indus moon
Team Indus, the only team in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition, has roped in Ratan Tata along with Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, and TVS Group Chairman Venu Srinivasan to become its latest backers. As you are aware Team Indus is one of the...

Indian team plans to build first privately funded spacecraft to land on Moon

team indus moon
Team Indus, the only team in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition, has roped in Ratan Tata along with Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, and TVS Group Chairman Venu Srinivasan to become its latest backers. As you are aware Team Indus is one of the...

Indian-American’s Moon Express granted license for an odyssey to moon

Elon Musk and his company, SpaceX is an example of successful private entrepreneurship in the space industry. Now a private firm co-founded by an Indian –American billionaire; Naveen Jain has obtained a license from the US government to launch a spacecraft and land on...

Private Lunar Mission to carry ashes to Moon at Rs. 20 crores per Kg

Moon Surface
A private company named Moon Express is ready to take human ashes to the Moon at a price of $3 million or about Rs.20 crores per Kg. The company is co-founded by Naveen Jain, an Indian-American who studied from IIT Roorkee. Moon Express is...

Video: New Horizons discovers Super Grand Canyon on Pluto’s Moon

NASA’s exploratory spaceship, New Horizons has spotted and captured a mega sized canyon across Charon, according to a Science Journal report dated June 24, 2016. The images depict that the newly found canyon, dubbed Argo Chasma is both much wider as well as deeper than...

ISRO to launch a lunar probe, Chandrayaan II in 2017; Solar Mission Aditya L1 in 2019

SRO to launch a lunar probe Chandrayaan II
After the epoch-making success of Chandrayaan I, India is all set to launch its next iteration of the lunar probe, Chandrayaan II into space. India will also launch its first solar mission Aditya L1 sometime in 2019. Minister of State, Dr. Jitendra Singh proudly informed...

NASA uploads 8,400 unseen images of Apollo Mission on Flickr

Apollo Mission
We have all been used to Lunar images sent by Apollo Missions, and the quality cannot be described as particularly excellent. However, we can relish high-resolution (HD) Lunar Imagery taken from Apollo missions on Flickr. NASA has released all the 8,400 images of Apollo...

Rare Super ‘Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclipse coming on September 27

Super 'Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse
San Francisco: Supermoon Lunar Eclipse, as per NASA’s prediction, will take place on 27th September at night. This event is being called as ‘a rare event’ for it is going to happen after as many as 30 years and will not be repeated anytime...

Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse to happen on 27 September 2015

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015
According to information released by NASA, a Supermoon Lunar Eclipse will take place towards the end of the month. The phenomenon of supermoon occurs when a full moon is displayed at the perigee of the moon. This makes it look bigger than normal. When the moon...

NASA EPIC satellite captures rare images of dark side of the moon

NASA EPIC satellite
NASA had released an animation of the other side of the moon as it transits the Earth on Wednesday. It is rare episode especially for a common earthling. NASA created a series of images obtained from DSCOVR's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) camera and...

Blue Moon phenomenon happening today, and it’s a rare second full moon within a month

Blue Moon
Stargazers will witness a rare phenomenon, a second full moon in a month. It has been named as the "Blue Moon" that is not correct literally. The moon is not going to turn blue today, and the adage is to explain the rarity of...

Rare Blue Moon To Show Up On July 31

On July 31, 2015, a rare blue moon can be seen in the skies of America - a news that has enthused many astronomy buffs. Last time such a ‘blue’ moon was seen was in August 2012, and this lunar event will happen again in...

Scientists develop new technique to determine the age of moon rocks

A new procedure can reveal the age of earth rock which is similar to the lunar rock on the moon’s surface. The results of the procedure show that event that happened in the solar system history are recorded on the visible side of the...

Fresh close-up pictures of Pluto and Charon show they’re weird places

Pluto and Charon
As the New Horizons probe speed away from the dwarf planet Pluto and its moons, it is still beaming pictures from some 5 billion kilometers away. This information is being received as a trickle but what has been received can be termed amazing. The...

Moon, Jupiter and Venus trio meet in the sky on Jul 18

Celestial spectacles are always worth the wait, and on July 18, 2015, three brightest objects of the solar system will come together to create a vision in the sky. Come Saturday evening, Venus and Jupiter will come along with another waxing crescent Moon, and the...

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