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NASA's 'Lunar Loo' challenge awards innovative toilet designs for use in microgravity, on the moon
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NASA's 'Lunar Loo' challenge awards innovative toilet designs for use in microgravity, on the moon

The winners were picked on the basis of the loo's capabilities, its technical maturity, safety and overall innovation factor.

China’s Chang’e-4 probe resumes activities on the far side of the moon for 22nd lunar day
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China’s Chang’e-4 probe resumes activities on the far side of the moon for 22nd lunar day

The Chinese space agency revealed that Yutu-2 will be moving northwest towards a “basalt area” that are some “impact craters with high reflectivity”.

Blue Origin teams up with three aerospace giants to bid for NASA lunar lander contract
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Blue Origin teams up with three aerospace giants to bid for NASA lunar lander contract

NASA had asked 11 companies to carry out studies, produce prototypes of human landers for the Artemis program.

NASA wants to make GPS for space, will guide astronauts and spacecraft on the Moon
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NASA wants to make GPS for space, will guide astronauts and spacecraft on the Moon

The Global Positioning System is made up of three parts: satellites, ground stations, and receivers.

Moon's surface is pretty cracked up, getting worse with time and meteor impacts
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Moon's surface is pretty cracked up, getting worse with time and meteor impacts

The Moon is far less dense & has way more deep fissures than scientists thought it did.

Scientists find the Earth's oldest rock in lunar sample returned from the moon
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Scientists find the Earth's oldest rock in lunar sample returned from the moon

Researchers found evidence that the rock was launched from Earth by a large impacting asteroid or comet.

China's Chang'e 4 Lunar Rover to measure lunar freezing night temperature
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China's Chang'e 4 Lunar Rover to measure lunar freezing night temperature

China's Chang'e-4 lunar rover, which is exploring the dark side of the moon, will measure the freezing night temperature, scientists said

The next US moon landing program will be by private companies and not NASA
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The next US moon landing program will be by private companies and not NASA

NASA has named nine US companies, that will compete for funding of a new moon program.

German space agency tests the ROBEX lunar rover on Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano
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German space agency tests the ROBEX lunar rover on Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano

Scientists also hope to use the robots to explore the depths of Mount Etna and relay back useful technical data on seismic movement.

TeamIndus and Hakuto are going to rideshare on the same ISRO PSLV in an attempt to bag the Google Xprize
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TeamIndus and Hakuto are going to rideshare on the same ISRO PSLV in an attempt to bag the Google Xprize

Hakuto and TeamIndus are both competing for the Google Lunar Xprize, and sharing the same launch vehicle shows co-operation even in the time of competition.