Moon: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

NASA takes Chandrayaan’s Water Discovery to a step higher

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA has found the presence of water on the sun lit surface of the Moon. The presence of water was found by the spacecraft SOFIA. Earlier, ISRO Chandrayaan 1 confirmed the presence of water in the shadowed places of moon. Thus, NASA has taken the discovery of water on ..

First Ever Unified Geological Map of the Moon Released

The NASA along with its partners recently released the first ever Unified Geological Map of the Moon, virtually on April 22nd. About the Project The Unified Geological Map of the Moon was released virtually by NASA, United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Lunar Planetary Institute. The map is to serve as a blueprint for ..

Mini Moon

Scientists have discovered the presence of a ‘second moon’ orbiting the earth. This is an asteroid that was captured by earth’s gravity while passing through. What is the mini moon? ‘Mini Moon’ is an asteroid which has entered into an orbit around the earth- acting as the second moon. The asteroid is called 2020 CD3 ..

NASA to send a new VIPER Lunar Rover to map water ice on Moon

To explore the moon’s mysterious South Pole, NASA is sending a new VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) Lunar Rover to map water ice in the region. The VIPER will land in September 2022 in search of water on the lunar surface. The mobile robot will spend 100 days collecting data and sampling the water ..

2019 edition of World Space Week (WSW)

The 2019 edition of World Space Week (WSW) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of humankind’s first step on the Moon on 20th July 1969 with theme “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars” from 4th to 10th October. The theme is devoted to our nearest space neighbor to celebrate the incredible achievement of landing on the ..