lunar surface

Chinese firm to send Spanish rover to moon in 2014


August 18th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) A Chinese company will send a Spanish rover to the moon in June 2014, after competing in the Google Lunar X Prize contest, Xinhua reported.According to ... Read more...

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Chinese firm to send Spanish robot to moon


August 17th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) China Great Wall Industry Corporation in June 2014 will launch the Spanish robot that is competing in the Google Lunar X Prize contest to the moon.The ... Read more...

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Moon dust could be toxic to humans


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) A layer of thick, ultrafine dust on lunar surface could prove toxic for humans, increasing the risk of various cancers, similar to breathing asbestos and volcanic ... 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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Twin NASA probes reach lunar orbit


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) New Year's Eve and New Year's Day saw twin US spacecraft entering lunar orbit to study the moon, NASA said.The second Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory, ... Read more...

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Its 40-yrs since golf and javelin throwing was played on the moon!


February 5th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Lunar module pilot of Apollo 14 Ed Mitchell has recalled the first lunar Olympics that had taken place between him and late Alan Shepard 40-years ago on the ... Read more...

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Moon has liquid core just like Earth


January 8th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 8 (IANS) The Moon has a liquid core similar to Earth's, a study has found.It came to light when scientists used contemporary techniques to study the signals from the seismic ... Read more...

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Researchers create most comprehensive moon map


December 20th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Researchers have created the most detailed and comprehensive map of the moon's complex landscape thanks to data provided by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). "This dataset is being ... Read more...

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When Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon for the first time


December 10th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Wonder what really happened when Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon? Well, here's what he wrote to NPR blogger Robert Krulwich that may quench your curiosity too.In ... Read more...

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China to select new site for moon rocket launch


November 29th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) China is considering launching rockets from a new site for the next phase of the country's lunar exploration programme because of transportation problems, the programme's top scientist has ... Read more...

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China unveils snapshots of moon


November 9th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 9 (IANS) China has unveiled photos of the moon's surface taken by its second lunar probe Chang'e-2, marking the success of the mission.The photos, made public by Prime Minister Wen ... Read more...

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NASA’s Artemis mission to shed light on Moon’s space environment


October 28th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Two micro satellites launched into the Earth's orbit by NASA in 2007 have now been redirected towards new orbits around the Moon to study its space environment in ... Read more...

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Magnetic anomalies shielding Moon’s surface from solar winds


September 24th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that magnetized regions called magnetic anomalies, mostly on the far side of the Moon, strongly deflected the solar wind, shielding the Moon's surface.This will help ... Read more...

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New type of lunar volcano discovered


September 20th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): Scientists have apparently discovered a new type of rock on the lunar surface, which was spat up by a style of volcano never before seen on the ... Read more...

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India’s second moon mission to carry five instruments


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 30 (IANS) India's second moon mission in 2013 will carry five scientific instruments on board the spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 that will also have a lander and a rover to ride ... 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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Moon ‘isn’t as watery as previously believed’


August 6th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the inside of the moon isn't as watery as previously reported.For decades, astronomers had thought the moon is bone dry inside ... Read more...

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Neil Armstrong turns 80


August 5th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (DPA) In the four decades since the world watched his "one giant leap for mankind", Neil Armstrong hasn't had much use for the limelight. So as, the first man ... Read more...

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Russia to launch moon probe in 2012


August 3rd, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will launch a probe bearing a neutron generator to study the moon's surface in 2012, a leading space researcher said Tuesday. "Federal space agency Roscosmos plans to ... Read more...

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Lunar surface may be dotted with hidden, habitable tunnels


July 18th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 18 (ANI): NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has taken a series of pictures, which may establish the presence of a vast network of tunnels on the Moon.Scientists have had a ... 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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Buzz Aldrin Does The Cha-Cha-Cha


March 23rd, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Mar 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Like every other episode in the hit reality show "Dancing With The Stars," this time too there was a surprise performer. This time, instead of any ... Read more...

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Lunar mirror mystery solved by scientists


March 12th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 12 (ANI): Scientists have determined that the degradation of the performance of the Apollo reflector arrays on the Moon is because they are covered by lunar dust.The reflectors were ... Read more...

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Moon’s biggest crater exposes its hidden lower crust


March 5th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Reports indicate that the biggest and deepest crater on the Moon can provide glimpses of the hidden lower crust of Earth's natural satellite.Shortly after the Moon formed, an ... Read more...

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Dusty mirrors on Moon obstruct tests of Einstein’s theory of relativity


February 16th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have said that as a result of moon dust covering a network of mirrors placed on the lunar surface, tests of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity ... Read more...

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China may become second nation to land humans on Moon by 2020


February 3rd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 3 (ANI): Experts have determine that the decision by the Obama administration to scrap NASA's plans to return to the moon leave China well placed to become the second nation ... Read more...

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1969 Apollo 11 moon landing site given heritage status


January 30th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 30 (ANI): Reports indicate that a California preservation panel has taken the unusual step of naming the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing site as a state historical resource.According to a ... Read more...

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Moon’s thin ‘perfume’ comes from the Sun!


January 9th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): A Japanese craft has sniffed the moon's whiff of an atmosphere, and has confirmed that it comes largely from sunlight brutally hammering the lunar surface.The atmosphere of the ... Read more...

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How the moon gets its exospehere


January 4th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 4 (ANI): A new research by scientists has shed new light on how the moon gets its exospehere.Several decades ago, scientists discovered that the Moon, long thought to have ... Read more...

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Yash Pal and Annadurai selected for Firodia award


December 9th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) Two scientists connected to the Indian space sector, Yash Pal and M. Annadurai, have been selected for the 2009 H.K.Firodia award. The Awards Selection Committee comprising R.A. Mashelkar, ... Read more...

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There is plenty of water on the moon, NASA confirms


November 14th, 2009 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) There is indeed water on the moon - as first indicated by India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan - and plenty of it, US space scientists ... Read more...

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Asteroids should be next small step for man in space


October 26th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 26 (ANI): An expert panel appointed by US President Barack Obama has recommended bypassing the Moon in favour of an asteroid for future manned missions in space.According to a ... Read more...

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After the Moon, India eyeing human space flight


October 22nd, 2009 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) After the success of its first Chandrayaan moon mission, India is now looking at exploration of outer space using planetary missions including a human space flight programme, ... 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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