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NASA to put humans on Moon again: Pence

NASA to put humans on the Moon again: Pence

The Trump administration will direct NASA to land humans on the Moon and establish presence on the lunar surface before sending astronauts to the Red Planet and beyond, US Vice President Mike Pence has said. Pence made the administration’s intentions known in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, as well as a speech he gave during

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Moon once had an atmosphere: NASA study

Washington, Oct 6, Moon once had an atmosphere: NASA study. The Moon had an atmosphere about three to four billion years ago, when intense volcanic eruptions spewed gases above the surface faster than they could escape to space, a NASA study has found. When one looks up at the Moon, dark surfaces of volcanic basalt can

Solar Eclipse 2017: Know what may happen to pregnant women

The second largest solar eclipse of 2017 will take place at around 9 o’clock in the night of August 21 (Monday). The solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the sun and the earth. In such a way, the rays of the Sun do not reach the earth. According to astrology, both the lunar

ISRO to launch two Moon missions from Indian soil

The country will witness the launch of two lunar missions from Indian soil early next year: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its Chandrayaan-2 mission, an advanced version of its previous 2008 mission with the objective of deeper lunar surface probe, and another mission by Team Indus, a group of space enthusiasts who want

NASA's Mars orbiter captures Earth, Moon's stunning view

NASA’s Mars orbiter captures stunning view of Earth, Moon

NASA’s Mars orbiter captures Earth, Moon’s stunning view Washington: The most powerful telescope aboard NASA’s Mars orbiter has captured a stunning view of Earth and the Moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative size of its natural satellite. The image combines two separate exposures taken on November 20 last year by the

Subsurface ocean lies deep with Saturn’s moon Dione

London: Saturn moons Titan and Enceladus are already known to hide oceans beneath their icy crusts, but a new study suggests a subsurface ocean lies deep within Dione as well. The findings, based on new data from the Cassini mission to Saturn, suggest that Dione harbours a deep ocean between its crust and core. In

Spicy Duck a worthy successor to Tea House Of The August Moon

New Delhi: For over two decades Tea House Of The August Moon at the Taj Palace Hotel was one of the finest Chinese diners in the national capital’s diplomatic enclave. It inexplicably closed down in 2009, leaving a huge hole that has now been filled by the newly-opened Spicy Duck. The restaurant is elegantly simple,

Moon was born when space rock hit Earth 4.5 bn years ago

Washington:  The moon was formed by a planetary object hitting the infant Earth some 4.5 billion years ago, say researchers who studied a layer of iron and other elements. The authors argue this was the same impact that sent a great mass of debris hurtling into space, creating the moon. The scientists used laboratory simulations

NASA spots mysterious ice cloud over Saturn’s moon Titan

Washington: NASA’s Cassini probe has found a strange ice cloud over Titan that appears to be made up of compounds that barely exist in the atmosphere of Saturn’s largest moon. “The appearance of this ice cloud goes against everything we know about the way clouds form on Titan,” said lead author of the study Carrie

NASA plans to send submarine to Saturn’s moon Titan

Washington: Saturn’s moon Titan is unique in the outer solar system in that it is the only one of the bodies outside the Earth with liquid lakes and seas on its surface and the US space agency has unveiled plans to send a submarine into the depths of its largest ocean — Kraken Mare. NASA

NASA plans to send submarine to Saturn’s moon Titan

Washington: NASA is planning to send asubmarine to Saturn’s moon Titan in a bid to explore the depths of its largest ocean and search for signs of life. Researchers proposed that the submarine would carry instruments to measure the chemical composition of the ocean, the currents and tides and the structure of the ocean floor. The