water on the moon

‘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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Water on moon ‘originated from comets’


January 12th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Tennessee have suggested that lunar water may have originated from comets smashing into the moon soon after it formed.Larry Taylor, a distinguished professor ... Read more...

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Water presence on Moon may hamper plans for lunar astronomy


September 21st, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): Space scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences are concerned that the recent discovery of water on the moon could hamper lunar astronomy.They said that the scattering caused ... Read more...

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Data from Chandrayaan moon mission to go public


September 5th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Bhargavi Kerur Bangalore, Sep 5 (IANS) Voluminous scientific data, including rare images of the moon, from India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 will be made public by the year-end."People will have free ... Read more...

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Manned lunar space station now closer to reality


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Hopes of building a manned lunar space station have moved a step closer after scientists discovered water is widespread on the moon. It is abundant both on the ... 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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Water content of moon interior underestimated: Study


June 15th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): The volume of water molecules locked inside minerals in the Moon's interior could exceed the amount of water in the Great Lakes here on Earth, NASA-funded scientists claim.The ... Read more...

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Water discovered in Apollo moon rocks


March 10th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered tiny amounts of water in some of the famous moon rocks brought back to Earth by Apollo astronauts.Recently NASA crashed two spacecraft into the ... 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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We might be looking in the wrong places for water on the moon


December 23rd, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 23 (ANI): New observations from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) suggest that we might be looking in the wrong places for water on the Moon.In October, NASA's LCROSS spacecraft found ... Read more...

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Top ten space finds of 2009


December 7th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 7 (ANI): An article in the National Geographic News has listed the top ten space finds of the year 2009.At number 10 is the finding that a new computer ... 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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Today: Water On The Moon, Tomorrow: Lunar Station?


November 14th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Nov. 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A trip to the moon doesn't sound such a grim prospect any more, after all, there are chances that you won't die of thirst. Thursday brought ... Read more...

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Indian student’s doodle on Google on Children’s Day


November 14th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The colourful doodle on Google's home page on Children's Day Saturday - complete with a peacock and Mahatma Gandhi - is the creation of a 10-year-old Indian ... 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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Class 4 Gurgaon student’s doodle to feature on Google


November 12th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) A Class 4 student of Gurgaon will have his doodle featured on Google all day Nov 14. This is the first time that a 'made in India' ... Read more...

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Comet chaser Rosetta’s Earth swingby right on schedule


November 7th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, November 7 (ANI): Estimates have shown that European Space Agency's (ESA) comet chaser Rosetta's Earth swingby is right on schedule, and it would pass within a few kilometers of the planned ... Read more...

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India’s space programmes based on its needs: Outgoing chief


October 31st, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) India does not look at other Asian countries like Japan and China as competitors in the space sector as its programmes are based on its ... Read more...

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No bail for US Chandrayaan scientist charged with spying


October 30th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) A leading NASA scientist, credited with helping discover water on the Moon on India's Chandrayaan mission, who has been arrested on charges of spying for ... Read more...

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American Chandrayaan scientist to remain in jail


October 21st, 2009 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) An American scientist credited with helping find water on the Moon on India's Chandrayaan mission has been ordered to remain in jail on a charge of spying for ... Read more...

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NASA’s Steward David Nozette arrested, worked on Chandrayaan-1


October 20th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Prosecutors said that Steward David Nozette who worked with NASA and even on India’s lunar exploration mission Chandrayaan-1 has been arrested, as he had been caught ... 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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After water, check for life on moon: Jayant Narlikar


October 12th, 2009 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) Noted astrophysicist Jayant Narlikar has urged that the moon be scanned for micro-organisms in its environment, especially in areas where traces of water have been found. ... Read more...

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Nasa spacecraft impacts lunar crater in search for water ice


October 9th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moffett Field, Oct 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, today created a twin lunar impact to search for water on the moon’s surface. Scientists will analyze ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft bombs moon in search of water


October 9th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Huntington (West Virginia, US), Oct.9 (ANI): A NASA spacecraft bombed the South Pole of the Moon on Friday in the hope of discovering water on the lunar surface.NASA's "L-CROSS" mission involved the ... Read more...

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World’s first thermal images of Moon’s dark side unveiled


October 8th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 8 (ANI): The world's first thermal images of the dark side of the moon have been unveiled.According to a report in the Telegraph, the pictures were captured by a specialist ... 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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Data related to traces of water on moon being analysed, says Chavan


September 26th, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.26 (ANI): Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday said analysis of data collected about the presence of traces of water on moon was ... Read more...

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India’s moon mission lauded in Dhaka daily


September 26th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 26 (IANS) Applauding India's Chandrayaan-1 lunar mission and the discovery of water on the moon, a Dhaka daily has said the find has significantly widened the scope for space research. But ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-I a 110 percent success, asserts ISRO chief


September 25th, 2009 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 25 (IANS) By finding water on the lunar surface, India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 has completed "110 percent of the objectives", Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G. Madhavan ... Read more...

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India’s probe first to sniff water on moon (Second Lead)


September 25th, 2009 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 25 (IANS) India's Moon Impact Probe (MIP) was the first instrument to detect water on the moon - way back in November last year when the spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 entered ... 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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Scientists find key to unlock oxygen from moon’s surface, raising hopes of space outpost in future


September 25th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Following the discovery of water on the Moon by an instrument aboard India's recently ended Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, researchers from NASA and Case Western Reserve University have found a ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-I mission was a complete success, says ISRO chairman


September 25th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Sept 25 (ANI): Terming the finding of water on the Lunar surface a 'historic' one, ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair on Friday said that the Chandrayaan-I mission was a complete ... Read more...

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