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Moon rocks brought back by China's mission revealed new info about ancient lunar volcano activity
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Moon rocks brought back by China's mission revealed new info about ancient lunar volcano activity

The samples showed that volcanic activity occurred on the moon as recently as two billion years ago, compared to previous estimates that thought it halted some 2.8 billion and three billion years ago.

Russia will delay lunar mission due to 'problems' during its Luna-25 spacecraft test: Roscosmos
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Russia will delay lunar mission due to 'problems' during its Luna-25 spacecraft test: Roscosmos

The country's space agency announced last week that the mission -- originally scheduled for 1 October -- from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Far East had been moved to May 2022.

SpaceX will launch the DOGE-1 satellite to the moon, funded by Dogecoin
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SpaceX will launch the DOGE-1 satellite to the moon, funded by Dogecoin

The cubic satellite, weighing 40 kilograms, will be launched in the first quarter of 2022 on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.

China's lunar probe — Chang'e 5 — fired up its engines, has begun its three-day journey back to Earth
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China's lunar probe — Chang'e 5 — fired up its engines, has begun its three-day journey back to Earth

The rocks may be billions of years younger than those brought back by US and Soviet missions, offering insights into the moon’s history and that of the solar system.

China's Chang'e 5 completes drilling into the moon almost two days after landing on the Ocean of Storms
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China's Chang'e 5 completes drilling into the moon almost two days after landing on the Ocean of Storms

The lander has begun drilling in the moon's surface using a robotic arm and will do so for two days to collect around two to four kgs of lunar samples to bring back.

China's new Chang'e-5 mission to collect moon rock samples and bring it back to earth
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China's new Chang'e-5 mission to collect moon rock samples and bring it back to earth

The original mission, planned for 2017, was delayed due to an engine failure in the Long March 5 rocket.

China moves Long March-5 rocket to launch site ahead of Chang'e 5 lunar lander launch
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China moves Long March-5 rocket to launch site ahead of Chang'e 5 lunar lander launch

Chang’e 5, scheduled to launch early next week, aims to put a lander on the moon to drill and scoop up rocks and debris to return to Earth.

After taking a nap, China's Chang'e-4 probe resumes work for 24th lunar day
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After taking a nap, China's Chang'e-4 probe resumes work for 24th lunar day

The lander woke up at 12.42 am IST (3.12 am Beijing time) on Tuesday while the rover Yutu-2 woke up at 7.47 am IST (10.17 am Beijing time) on Monday.

Blue Origin launches its New Shepherd rocket to test NASA's lunar landing tech
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Blue Origin launches its New Shepherd rocket to test NASA's lunar landing tech

Delayed three weeks by technical issues, this was the 13th New Shepard flight for Blue Origin. The first was in 2015.

Earth’s new mini moon might be space junk that was made in the 1960s
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Earth’s new mini moon might be space junk that was made in the 1960s

Astronomers using the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona first detected the object, saying it could be a possible mini-moon and named it 2020 SO.

Chandrayaan 3: To test and prepare for successful landing, ISRO to recreate lunar craters in village near Bangalore
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Chandrayaan 3: To test and prepare for successful landing, ISRO to recreate lunar craters in village near Bangalore

A source revealed that the artificial moon craters will be about 10 metres in diameter and will be three metres deep.

Japanese space startup ispace raises $28 million funding; launches new lunar data platform
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Japanese space startup ispace raises $28 million funding; launches new lunar data platform

A part of the funding will be also used to broaden the possibilities of the lander for the third commercial mission and beyond.

Chandrayaan 3: As mission plans progress, ISRO seeks 75-Crore-addition to proposed mission budget
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Chandrayaan 3: As mission plans progress, ISRO seeks 75-Crore-addition to proposed mission budget

Of the additional budget, Rs 60 crore will reportedly be used towards machinery, equipment, paying salaries and so on.

China's Yutu-2 lunar rover spots a 'gel-like' substance on the Moon's surface
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China's Yutu-2 lunar rover spots a 'gel-like' substance on the Moon's surface

Yutu-2 lunar rover, a part of China's Chang'e 4 mission stumbled upon this substance lunar day 8.

NASA to send equipment to the Moon starting 2020 for Artemis crewed mission in 2024
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NASA to send equipment to the Moon starting 2020 for Artemis crewed mission in 2024

Three American firms have been tasked with sending instruments & equipment to the Moon for the Artemis program.

NASA awards private space tech firm Maxar contract to build lunar Gateway platform
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NASA awards private space tech firm Maxar contract to build lunar Gateway platform

The USA wants to put humans on Mars and revisiting the Moon will be the next big step in that direction.

Q&A: How does NASA expect to pull off landing first woman, next man on the Moon in 5 years?
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Q&A: How does NASA expect to pull off landing first woman, next man on the Moon in 5 years?

Redditers raised many cool questions about the Artemis mission, which was moved up four years sooner than originally planned for in 2028.

Israel's Beresheet spacecraft begins orbiting moon in country's maiden lunar voyage
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Israel's Beresheet spacecraft begins orbiting moon in country's maiden lunar voyage

The Beresheet spacecraft is on a 7-week mission due to make its touch down on the Moon on 11 April.

Israel's first spacecraft to the Moon beams back selfie with Earth in the distance
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Israel's first spacecraft to the Moon beams back selfie with Earth in the distance

Beresheet is due to touch down on 11 April & make Israel the fourth country to land on the moon.

Israel's 'Genesis' spacecraft to take off for its first private lunar mission this week
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Israel's 'Genesis' spacecraft to take off for its first private lunar mission this week

The landing craft dubbed “Beresheet,” will take off from Florida, propelled by a SpaceX Falcon rocket.