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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 ..

Lunar Module of Chandrayaan-2 enters Lunar Orbit

The Lunar module of the 2nd Indian space mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-2 has entered the Lunar orbit. This information was shared by India’s premier space agency and the main project coordinator of the project, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). What has happened? The ISRO announced that the lunar module of the Chandrayaan-2 is ..

NASA plans return of Humans to the Moon

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is preparing the returning of humans to the surface of the moon which celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. NASA is betting on its ambitious Artemis program to return a man and a woman to the surface of the moon. If accomplished, it will mark the ..

Human Landing on the Moon

It was on July 20, 1969 that humankind first set foot on a celestial body, in this case, the Moon. 2 American astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin become the first-ever human to safely land, walk and return from a space body. The Mission was named Apollo 11. What had happened? Alarmed at the alleged ..

Ploonet

Ploonet refers to the objects in space which is caught in the middle between a moon and a planet. Ploonet: Explained Researchers have discovered a new type of object in the form of a moon which starts its life around massive planets. Over time it moves to a different zone as it starts to change ..