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Strawberry Moon 2024: Everything you need to know about June full moon

According to Bob Bonadurer, director of the planetarium at the Milwaukee Public Museum, the strawberry moon is the most colorful of the year because it travels low and shallow path across the sky

Strawberry Moon 2024: Everything you need to know about June full moon
Updated On : 17 Jun 2024 | 2:08 PM IST

Chang'e-7 mission: Egypt, Bahrain join China to build hyperspectral camera

The Egyptian Space Agency, Bahrain's National Space Science Agency, and Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics signed an agreement for the joint development of hyperspectral camera

Chang'e-7 mission: Egypt, Bahrain join China to build hyperspectral camera
Updated On : 12 Jun 2024 | 3:11 PM IST

Japan billionaire cancels moon trip due to uncertainty over SpaceX rocket

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on Saturday canceled his planned flight around the moon on a SpaceX vehicle because of uncertainty about when it may be possible. The tycoon in 2018 launched plans for the lunar flyby voyage. He bought seats for eight traveling companions in 2022 for what would be his second space journey after his 12-day trip to the International Space Station (ISS) on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in 2021. Maezawa was aiming the moon trip for 2023, a target seen by most space observers as overly optimistic given the progress of SpaceX's Spaceship mega-rocket project. would have been the first private flight around the moon. That project became unfeasible, said the mission organizer on Saturday in a statement posted on its website. Without clear schedule certainty in the near-term, it is with a heavy heart that Maezawa made the unavoidable decision to cancel the project. To all who have supported this project and looked forward to this endeavor, we sincerely ...

Japan billionaire cancels moon trip due to uncertainty over SpaceX rocket
Updated On : 01 Jun 2024 | 6:43 PM IST

NASA plans to develop first railway systems on moon, here's full update

NASA announced plans to build the first railway station on the moon for efficient payload transportation. This railway system is part of NASA's Moon to Mars initiative

NASA plans to develop first railway systems on moon, here's full update
Updated On : 14 May 2024 | 12:02 PM IST

Isro to continue Chandrayaan series until an Indian lands on Moon: Somanath

The Indian Space Research Organisation will continue its Chandrayaan series of lunar probes until an astronaut from the country lands on the Moon, said ISRO Chairman S Somanath on Wednesday. Last August, the premier space agency's Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft made a soft landing on the south pole of the lunar surface, making India the first country to achieve the feat. Chandrayaan 3 has done very well. Data has been collected and scientific publication has just started. Now, we want to continue the Chandrayaan series till an Indian lands on the Moon. Before that, we have to master many technologies, such as going there and coming back. That we are trying to do in the next mission, he told reporters on the sidelines of an event. Somnath was in Ahmedabad as the chief guest of a programme organised by the Astronautical Society of India. About India's first-ever human space flight mission, Gaganyaan, Somanath said ISRO will carry out an uncrewed mission, a test vehicle flight mission and a

Isro to continue Chandrayaan series until an Indian lands on Moon: Somanath
Updated On : 17 Apr 2024 | 5:54 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024: When the crescent moon sighting will be seen in countries

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024: The crescent moon will be visible at different times and dates in different countries. Here's all you need to know

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024: When the crescent moon sighting will be seen in countries
Updated On : 09 Apr 2024 | 1:39 PM IST

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Nasa takes a dig at itself 'Oops I did it again'

Nasa shared a meme on its sister X profile, Nasa Sun and Space, during the total solar eclipse 2024. The total solar eclipse happens when the moon completely blocks the sun for sometime

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Nasa takes a dig at itself 'Oops I did it again'
Updated On : 09 Apr 2024 | 11:15 AM IST

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: All you should know about next week's eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Next week North America will witness a total solar eclipse that will cover the sun for a period of 4 minutes and 28 seconds. Here's all you need to know

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: All you should know about next week's eclipse
Updated On : 02 Apr 2024 | 2:02 PM IST

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Will it be the longest eclipse in last 50 years?

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: This is a very rare total solar eclipse and it will be the longest eclipse in the last fifty years. Here's how one should watch the solar eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Will it be the longest eclipse in last 50 years?
Updated On : 15 Mar 2024 | 1:38 PM IST

Penumbral lunar eclipse 2024 coincides with Holi festival, know its impact

Penumbral lunar eclipse 2024: A stunning astronomical event to coincide with one of India's biggest festivals, Holi. Check whether it will impact the festival or not

Penumbral lunar eclipse 2024 coincides with Holi festival, know its impact
Updated On : 05 Mar 2024 | 11:31 AM IST

First US Moon landing in over 50 yrs via private firm likely today: Details

US Moon landing updates: A smooth touchdown would be a big win for the United States to restart its lunar probe, more than 50 years after its Apollo program closed down in 1972

First US Moon landing in over 50 yrs via private firm likely today: Details
Updated On : 22 Feb 2024 | 6:31 PM IST

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Here's when and where to see the eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: This is great news for all solar enthusiasts as they can witness the total solar eclipse in April this year. Here's all you need to know about it

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Here's when and where to see the eclipse
Updated On : 13 Feb 2024 | 1:15 PM IST

Explained: Why now is the time to address humanity's impact on the moon

Nasa estimates there are 227,000 kilos of human garbage littering the moon

Explained: Why now is the time to address humanity's impact on the moon
Updated On : 07 Feb 2024 | 12:01 AM IST

Nasa spacecraft successfully 'pings' Chandrayaan-3 Vikram lander on Moon

Laser instrument onboard a NASA spacecraft orbiting the Moon has successfully pinged the Vikram lander of India's Chandrayaan-3 mission, the US space agency said. The laser beam was transmitted and reflected between the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and an Oreo-sized device on Vikram lander, opening the door to a new style of precisely locating targets on the Moon's surface, NASA said. The lander was 100 kilometers away from LRO, near Manzinus crater in the Moon's south pole region, when LRO transmitted laser pulses toward it on December 12 last year. After the orbiter registered light that had bounced back from a tiny NASA retroreflector aboard Vikram, NASA scientists knew their technique had finally worked. Sending laser pulses towards an object and measuring how long it takes the light to bounce back is a commonly used way to track the locations of Earth-orbiting satellites from the ground. However, using the technique in reverseto send laser pulses from a moving spacecraf

Nasa spacecraft successfully 'pings' Chandrayaan-3 Vikram lander on Moon
Updated On : 22 Jan 2024 | 3:45 PM IST

Japan spacecraft lands on lunar surface, becomes 5th country to reach moon

Japan's space agency said early Saturday that its spacecraft is on the moon, but is still "checking its status". More details will be given at a news conference, officials said. The Smart Lander for Investigating Moon, or SLIM, came down onto the lunar surface at around 12:20 am. Tokyo time Saturday (1520 GMT Friday). No astronauts were onboard the spacecraft. If SLIM landed successfully, Japan would become the fifth country to accomplish the feat after the United States, the Soviet Union, China and India. As the spacecraft descended, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's mission control said that everything was going as planned and later said that SLIM was on the lunar surface. But there was no mention of whether the landing was successful. Mission control kept repeating that it was checking its status" and that more information would be given at a news conference. It wasn't immediately clear when the news conference would start. SLIM, nicknamed "the Moon Sniper," started its

Japan spacecraft lands on lunar surface, becomes 5th country to reach moon
Updated On : 19 Jan 2024 | 11:54 PM IST

US-made lunar lander has 'no chance' of touching down on moon: Report

Astrobotic's announcement comes a day after the moon lander, called Peregrine, launched aboard United Launch Alliance LLC's new Vulcan rocket but suffered an apparent propulsion issue in space

US-made lunar lander has 'no chance' of touching down on moon: Report
Updated On : 10 Jan 2024 | 11:42 PM IST

Moon landing attempt by US company appears doomed after critical fuel leak

The first US moon landing attempt in more than 50 years appeared to be doomed after a private company's spacecraft developed a critical fuel leak just hours after Monday's launch. Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic Technology managed to orient its lander toward the sun so the solar panel could collect sunlight and charge its battery, as a special team assessed the status of what was termed a failure in the propulsion system. It soon became apparent, however, that there was a critical loss of fuel," further dimming hope for what had been a planned moon landing on February 23. We are currently assessing what alternative mission profiles may be feasible at this time, the company said in a statement. The problem was reported about seven hours after Monday's predawn liftoff from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. United Launch Alliance's Vulcan rocket provided the lift for Astrobotic's lander, named Peregrine, putting it on a long, roundabout path to the moon. A propulsion system problem ...

Moon landing attempt by US company appears doomed after critical fuel leak
Updated On : 09 Jan 2024 | 7:54 AM IST

Science packed 2024: Human spaceflight tests, deep ocean exploration

After the momentous landing on the moon's south pole, India has now set its sights on more challenging missions -- sending humans to space and getting samples from the lunar surface back to earth. Test flights for both the projects are scheduled in the new year. For Indian scientists it is just not about the moon and beyond. Furthering deep ocean exploration, the country is scheduled to send aquanauts on board the "Samudrayaan", first to a depth of 500 metres in March, and later, achieve its targeted depth of up to 6,000 metres. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to begin the new year with the launch of XPoSat.? The X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat)? will seek to unravel the mysteries of the sources of X-Rays and study the enigmatic world of black holes. The satellite is set for launch on January 1 on board the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from Sriharikota. This would be followed by the insertion of the Aditya L-1 satellite at the Lagrange Point-1 on .

Science packed 2024: Human spaceflight tests, deep ocean exploration
Updated On : 30 Dec 2023 | 12:44 PM IST

Cold Moon 2023: Early risers in India witness the Long Night Moon

The early risers of India witnessed the longest and the last full moon called Cold Moon in the early morning today. The cold Moon will be there till the evening of December 27

Cold Moon 2023: Early risers in India witness the Long Night Moon
Updated On : 27 Dec 2023 | 1:29 PM IST

Biden hosts 4 NASA astronauts, 1st crew aiming to fly around moon in 50 yrs

The four astronauts assigned to fly around the moon for the first time in 50 years met with President Joe Biden on Thursday at the White House, where he showed off an moon rock on display in the Oval Office that was collected in the Apollo era. The Artemis II crew three Americans and one Canadian said the president was making good on a promise to host them at the White House after they were named to the mission earlier this year. They also met with Vice President Kamala Harris. It's been really nice to shake their hands and tell them thank you for their leadership and making it possible for us to have this amazing journey," said pilot Victor Glover. The four astronauts will be the first to fly NASA's Orion capsule, launching atop a Space Launch System rocket from Kennedy Space Center no earlier than late 2024. They will not land or even go into lunar orbit, but rather fly around the moon and head straight back to Earth, a prelude to a lunar landing by two others planned for a year

Biden hosts 4 NASA astronauts, 1st crew aiming to fly around moon in 50 yrs
Updated On : 15 Dec 2023 | 6:50 AM IST