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‘Crater wall on lunar surface holds ice’


August 30th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Small patches of ice make up five to 10 percent of material in walls of the permanently shadowed Shackleton crater, located near the lunar south pole, ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles can solve mystery of Moon’s topsoil


June 13th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 13 (IANS) A stunning discovery of nanoparticles inside bubbles of glass in lunar soil could solve the mystery of why the Moon's surface topsoil has many unusual properties, ... Read more...

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China to get lunar soil


March 16th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 16 (IANS) Preparations are on in China to launch a moon mission and bring about two kilogram of lunar soil samples to Earth, People's Daily reported Friday.The mission ... Read more...

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Moon’s surface more complex than previously thought


September 17th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has revealed that the Moon's surface is more complex than previously thought and was bombarded by two distinct populations of ... Read more...

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India to show presence through Indo-Russian robotic mission


August 13th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): India and Russia have jointly started working on a robotic mission, whereby the Russian-built four-legged platform will deliver around 35kg of scientific equipment to the lunar surface and ... Read more...

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Human settlement on the moon not so far-fetched


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): The day is not far when humans would start building homes on the moon-thanks to researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who have discovered "lunar dew" on ... Read more...

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Comets may have delivered water on Moon


November 21st, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 21 (ANI): Evidence from NASA's LCROSS mission has suggested that water found in the lunar impact recently was delivered by comets rather than forming on the surface through an interaction ... Read more...

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“Rejected” solar particles help astronomers understand how sun affects moon


October 17th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 17 (ANI): A new study has determined that solar particles "rejected" by the lunar surface are helping astronomers better understand how the sun affects the moon.The moon has virtually ... Read more...

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NASA picks up new target for collecting water on moon


September 29th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 29 (ANI): After the discovery of water on the Moon, scientists have picked a new target for the planned October 9 crash of a NASA spacecraft into a crater ... Read more...

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Water on Moon may be ‘harvested’ in future to propel missions to Mars


September 26th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 26 (ANI): With an instrument aboard India's Chandryaan discovering water molecules on the Moon, scientists are now all the more confident of harvesting water from the lunar surface in the ... Read more...

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Water on moon in daylight a ‘huge surprise’ for scientists


September 25th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) Discovery of water on the moon by India's first lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 with a thin layer of surface 'dew' appearing to form and then dissipating each ... Read more...

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Indian scientists knew about lunar water presence in June (Lead)


September 25th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 25 (IANS) India's first lunar mission, Chandrayaan-I, had made a "path-breaking and real discovery" by establishing the presence of water on the moon in June itself, the Indian Space ... Read more...

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Moon water: NASA thanks Indian space agency for partnership


September 25th, 2009 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan has been successful in finding traces of water on the lunar surface, the US space agency NASA said here Thursday, and thanked ... Read more...

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India’s lunar probe finds water traces on moon face (Intro Roundup)


September 24th, 2009 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 24 (IANS) In a discovery hailed as path-breaking, India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan has found evidence of water on the moon. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) late Thursday confirmed ... Read more...

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India’s lunar mission finds water on moon (Roundup)


September 24th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Washington/London/New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) In a discovery that has rocked the scientific establishment and hailed as path-breaking, India's maiden lunar mission has found evidence of water on the moon. "The moon ... Read more...

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Indian spacecraft finds water on the moon (Third Lead)


September 24th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) In a sensational scientific discovery, India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 has found evidence of water on the moon. "The moon has distinct signatures of water," top American ... Read more...

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India’s mooncraft ‘discovers’ water on moon: US scientist (Second Lead)


September 24th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) India's maiden moon mission Chandrayaan-1 found evidence of water on the surface of the moon, a top American scientist confirmed Thursday. "The moon has distinct signatures of water. ... Read more...

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Russian spacecraft landed on moon hours before Americans


July 4th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 4 (ANI): A Russian spacecraft is said to have landed on the moon hours before NASA's Apollo 11 in 1969.According to a recording that has now been declassified by the ... Read more...

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Japanese probe set to crash into moon on June 10


June 9th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): Japan's Kaguya lunar orbiter will end its nearly two-year mission when it collides with the moon on June 10.According to a report in New Scientist, observers may be ... Read more...

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China to send man on moon by 2030


May 23rd, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): A Chinese astronaut could land on the moon between 2025 and 2030, said Ye Peijian, director of the country's Moon Exploration Project.China's lunar probe ended its 16-month ... Read more...

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Chinese lunar mission ends with a bang on the Moon


March 2nd, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, March 2 (ANI): Reports indicate that China''s lunar probe has ended its 16-month mission with a controlled crash onto the moon on March 1st. Chang''e I hit the moon''s surface ... Read more...

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Mower-sized robots may help prepare NASA’s Moon landing pad


February 26th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): A new study has indicated that small robots the size of riding mowers could prepare a safe landing site for NASA's Moon outpost in the future. The study, by ... Read more...

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New lunar images bash hopes for frozen lakes on the Moon


October 24th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 24 (ANI): New images of a prominent crater on the Moon have revealed dull lunar dust instead of shiny pools of ice, which bashes hopes for large lakes of ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-1 launched successfully


October 22nd, 2008 - 8:58 am ICT by ANI
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 22 (ANI): Chandrayaan-1, India''s spacecraft mission to moon was launched today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota.Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Dr. G ... Read more...

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Weather may hold key to Chandrayan -I launch as per schedule


October 21st, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 21 (ANI): The weather in Sriharikota will hold the key for Wednesday''s proposed launch of Chandrayaan-1, India''s spacecraft mission to moon. The space port has reported lightning activity ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-1 to be launched tomorrow


October 21st, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 21 (ANI): Chandrayaan-1, India''s spacecraft mission to moon will be launched tomorrow from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikotta. Presently, Chandrayan-1, is undergoing final checks, prior to ... Read more...

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Countdown for Chandrayaan-I’’s launch begins


October 20th, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 20(ANI): The countdown for the launch of Chandrayaan-1, India''s first unmanned moon mission, has begun today at the Satish Dhawan Space centre at Sriharikota. The spacecraft will be ... Read more...

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Waterless concrete made from moon dust to build future lunar bases


October 18th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 18 (ANI): Scientists have suggested the use of waterless concrete for building future lunar bases, which would be composed entirely of moon dust, a process that would prove to ... Read more...

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X-ray camera aboard Chandrayaan-1 to probe the moon


October 16th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): The Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, which is Indias first mission to the moon, will carry a sophisticated X-ray camera on board, when it is launched into space on October ... Read more...

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India’s lunar mission set for Oct 22 take-off


October 6th, 2008 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 6 (IANS) India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 is likely to lift off in the early hours of Oct 22 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, about 90km from ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan to be launched on October 22


October 6th, 2008 - 9:00 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Oct 6 (ANI): Chandrayaan-1, Indias first unmanned mission to moon is scheduled to be launched from the spaceport of Sriharikota at 6.20 a.m. on October 22, Indian Space Research Organisation ... Read more...

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Moon dust particles gave Apollo mission astronauts tough time


September 27th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) Fine as flour and rough as sandpaper, moon dust gave Apollo astronauts a tough time by causing 'lunar hay fever', problems with space suits, and dust storms in ... Read more...

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X-ray camera aboard Chandrayaan to eye the Moon


September 26th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 26 (ANI): A sophisticated X-ray camera made by scientists and engineers from the UKs Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is set to launch into space on October 22nd ... Read more...

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NASA aims to use a nuclear reactor to power its planned Moon base


September 16th, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): NASA is aiming to power its planned base at the Moon with a nuclear reactor that will be part of a technology development program known as the ... Read more...

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Chinese experts nearly finished with first map of moon surface


July 7th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): The chief designer of the Chinese Chang''e 1 lunar probe says that they have gathered all the relevant details to draw the first full map of ... Read more...

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