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Israeli spacecraft “Beresheet” on it’s first-ever moon mission sent its first selfie back to Earth

The Israeli spacecraft “Beresheet” on it’s first-ever moon mission has recently sent its first selfie back to Earth. The image showing part of the Beresheet spacecraft with Earth in the background was beamed to mission control in Yehud, Israel — 37,600 km away. Earlier, on 22nd February 2019, the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and NGO ..

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Supermoon: Moon to be closest to Earth

On the May 6, 2012, the moon will be closest to the earth than it will be on any other night in 2012 and will appear significantly larger. This phenomenon, called Supermoon, this year 2012 it coincides with ‘Buddha Purnima’. On May 6 at 9.05 pm, the distance between the earth and the moon will ..

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NASA’s GRAIL Mission

GRAIL refers to Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory. GRAIL is a discovery mission programme of NASA which is currently making final launch preparations for its Sept 8 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. GRAIL will use high-quality gravitational field mapping of the Moon to determine its interior structure. Its objectives are: Map ..

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