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Scientists create first global map of water on Moon

Scientists from Brown University in US have created first map of water trapped in uppermost layer of Moon’s soil. The  was build using NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper onboard of India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft. The map builds on initial discovery of water and related molecule — hydroxyl (consists of one atom each of hydrogen and oxygen) in ..

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NASA scientists found lost Chandrayaan-1 orbiting Moon

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have found India’s first lunar probe, Chandrayaan-1 which was considered lost, is still orbiting the moon. They also have found NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The ISRO lost communication with Chandrayaan-1 on August 29, 2009, almost a year after it was launched on October 22, 2008. The unmanned ..

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RISAT-1 all set for launch at Sriharikota

On April 26, 2012 India’s Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT-1) will be launched from the spaceport at Sriharikota. The 4-stages of the PSLV-XL (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle – Extra Large) have been piled up. Essentially a remote-sensing satellite. ISRO’s first radar-imaging satellite. Weighs 1858 kg ISRO’s heaviest remote-sensing satellite. Heaviest satellite to be put in orbit ..

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