Lunar Mission Current Affairs, GK & News

China discovers new type of mineral on Moon

A new type of crystal was discovered by researchers in China from the near side of the Moon. Key facts The newly discovered crystal was named Changesite-(Y) after the Chinese moon goddess Chang’e. This small and transparent crystal was found among the volcanic debris of the near side of the moon. It is more than ..

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NASA’s Moon landing sites for Artemis III mission

NASA is in full preparation to send its astronauts to moon again. Ths US space agency is currently focusing on the launch of its Artemis I rocket which is scheduled to be launched on August 29, 2022. This rocket is moved to the launch pad for final preparation. Highlights Amid all these happenings, NASA has ..

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South Korea’s first spacecraft launched to the moon

South Korea launched its maiden spacecraft to the moon, joining the race with other countries, on August 4, 2022. The South Korean lunar orbiter will inspect the future landing spots. It was launched on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle. It will arrive in December 2022. Highlights: If this mission is successful, it will join spacecraft ..

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Yutu 2

Yutu – 2 is a Chinese lunar rover that was launched to the moon in Chang’e 4 mission. It was launched in 2018 and it landed on the moon in 2019. Recently, the rover spotted a cube – shaped mystery hut on the far side of the moon. What is the mystery object spotted by ..

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Evidence of Solar-Driven Change traced on moon

A study led by scientists at Northern Arizona University has highlighted clues to help in understanding the active lunar surface. Highlights In the study, tiny iron-nanoparticles were found naturally on the Earth and have been found everywhere on the moon. According to an article published in Geophysical Research Letters, researchers have found that solar radiation ..

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Russia to launch its own Space Station

The agreement between Roscosmos and its international partners is to run out in 2024. With this, Russia has planned to pull out of the International Space Station and launch its own space station in 2025. Highlights According to Russia, the structure of the International Space Station is ageing. With the station becoming older, it can ..

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