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Meet: Nasa’s Orbiter in search of Vikram lander

On Tuesday, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter flew over the Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram’s landing site on the Moon. It took photos of spacecraft that has been silent since its attempt to land on the lunar surface a few days ago. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is operated by the United States space agency National Aeronautics and Space […]

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First woman on Moon by 2024

Even as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, the NASA has already decided to send first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. The American space agency plans on landing the first-ever woman astronaut on Moon through its upcoming Artemis mission. Artemi is named after the twin sister of […]

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Mars once had an ocean

We all are intrigued by space. And Mars  tops the list of the most-fascinating planet right now. Mostly because humans want to colonise it. Right now, this fourth planet from the Sun is cold and lifeless, but scientists believe it once had a large ocean. A new study looking at the Martian transition from water-filled […]

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Name this NASA rover

NASA has invited students to name its next rover that is scheduled to land on Mars in February 2021. The US space agency has sponsored ‘Name the Rover’ challenge, winners of which will be announced on February 18. The challenge is open to K-12 students in the US who will need to submit the name […]

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Russian robot heads to space!

A Russian robot will help astronauts in space. Russia launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia. Fedor blasted off in […]

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Back to the future… of our Universe

One of the biggest mysteries of the Universe: How was the Universe born? Don’t we all want to know how stars and planets came into existence? Well, maybe in a few years we would solve this mystery. Researchers have discovered a planet which approximately 45 million years old, orbiting one of its brightest young stars. […]

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Incredible! Watch how boat catches rocket piece

Cape Canaveral SpaceX caught a rocket nose out of the sky – and CEO Elon Musk posted a video of the moment on Twitter. And we can’t contain our excitement! A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a communications satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on August 6. It was deployed 31 minutes […]

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Europa! There’s salt in Jupiter’s moon

If ever want to eat French fries in the Universe, just go for it. Because Jupiter would make sure not to let you go without salt. It has been discovered that a giant ocean on one of Jupiter’s moons contains salt – the kind you’d put on your French fries and chips. Recently, the Hubble […]

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Want to send your satellite to space? Read this

India would be celebrating 75 years of Independence in 2022 and the government is ready with a few achievements to honour that occasion. For one, there are steps toward space exploration and to generate interest of students in astronomy the Indian Technology Congress Association (ITCA) has conceived a plan. Up to 75 tiny satellites built […]