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Moon’s surface contains silver: Scientists


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Every cloud may not have a silver lining to it, but the Moon does.A NASA spacecraft that crashed into the Moon in 2009 has found what appears to ... Read more...

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‘Observe the Moon Night’ with rest of the planet on Saturday!


September 18th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): People around the world will gather this Saturday to observe and examine Earth's nearest celestial neighbour as part of the first ever International Observe the Moon Night.It ... Read more...

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Log onto www.moonzoo.org for a virtual walk on the moon


May 12th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Scientists are inviting members of the public to make a significant contribution to scientific knowledge about the Moon.However, no spacesuit or rocket ship is required - all visitors ... Read more...

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NASA finds ice on the moon


March 4th, 2010 - 12:44 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Mar 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA announced that it had found water on the north pole of the moon, that is sufficient enough to generate oxygen and/or even sustain a scientific ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-1 instrument finds additional evidence of water activity on Moon


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Using data from a NASA radar that flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have detected ice deposits near the moon's north pole, which is additional evidence of water ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-I finds ice near Moon’s north pole


March 2nd, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 2 (IANS) Using data from a NASA radar that flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have detected ice deposits totalling at least an estimated 600 million metric ... Read more...

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NASA radar finds ice deposits on the moon


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:05 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – NASA announced Monday that scientists used data from a radar to detect ice deposits near the moon’s north pole.NASA's Mini-SAR instrument, a lightweight, synthetic aperture radar, found ... Read more...

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New global map of Mars suggests Red Planet once had ocean


November 24th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): In a new study, scientists used an innovative computer program to produce a new and more detailed global map of the valley networks on Mars, which adds to ... Read more...

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Global color maps reveal provocative patterns on Saturn’s five icy satellites


October 6th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 6 (ANI): New global color maps reveal provocative patterns on the surfaces of Saturn's five innermost large icy satellites, namely, Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, and Rhea.These new maps have ... Read more...

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Water and life may be present beneath Martian volcano


March 5th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): A team of scientists has used a computer modeling system to reach the surprising conclusion that pockets of ancient water may still be trapped under the Martian ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil first gravity map of moons far side


February 16th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): The first detailed map of the gravity fields on the Moons far side has shown that craters there are different than those on the near side, which ... Read more...

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Models of Martian volcano explain why its shaped like a circus tent


February 4th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists have constructed models of the Olympus Mons volcano on Mars, in order to uncover the mechanism that generates the distinctive features of its shape, namely the ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-1 takes summer break till mid-January


November 28th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): Indias first uncrewed lunar probe, Chandrayaan-1, is experiencing the hottest temperatures it has yet faced, which have forced it to take a summer break, using its instruments ... Read more...

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Moon crater with possible reserves of ice may be perfect site for lunar base


July 29th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): The discovery that a prime real estate on the Moon is much older than previously thought, has led scientists to believe that the crater may be a ... Read more...

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Plutos moons spraying cosmic graffiti on Charon


June 11th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): An astronomer has suggested that Nix and Hydra, two of Plutos moons, are spray-painting the planet and Charon with their dust.According to a report in New Scientist, ... Read more...

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Internal liquid ocean beneath Europas icy crust may host life


May 15th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Scientists have determined that poles on Jupiters moon Europa may have wandered by almost 90 degrees, an extreme shift that suggests the existence of an internal liquid ... Read more...

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Mysterious meteorites may be remnants of destroyed dwarf planet


March 14th, 2008 - 3:57 pm ICT by admin
London, March 14 (ANI): A pair of mysterious meteorites discovered in Antarctica in 2006, may be remnants of a dwarf planet that was smashed apart early in the solar system's history.In ... Read more...

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Evidence of early history of Earth’s formation preserved in Mars


November 22nd, 2007 - 1:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): A new study by scientists has indicated that the processes involved in the early history of Earth's formation have been preserved in Mars. According to the research conducted ... Read more...

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