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NASA succeeds in receiving laser beam signal from its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter after 10 years
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NASA succeeds in receiving laser beam signal from its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter after 10 years

One of the theories is that dust might have settled on the lunar reflectors that are blocking the surface of the reflectors

Aroma sculptor wants to capture the 'smell of the moon' — burnt blend of metal, carbon and sulphur
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Aroma sculptor wants to capture the 'smell of the moon' — burnt blend of metal, carbon and sulphur

Michael Moisseeff is a geneticist and is working to dissect the mysteries of smell while producing all kinds of scents, fragrances and emanations from molecules.

ISRO marks Vikram Sarabhai's birthday with Chandrayaan 2's photos of Sarabhai crater
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ISRO marks Vikram Sarabhai's birthday with Chandrayaan 2's photos of Sarabhai crater

Within 300 kilometres east of the crater is the site where the Apollo 17 and Luna 21 missions had landed.

China's Tianwen-1 mission captures unique image of the Earth and moon on its way to Mars
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China's Tianwen-1 mission captures unique image of the Earth and moon on its way to Mars

The black and white image was captured by the spacecraft some 1.2 million kilometres away from Earth, on 27 July.

Moon may be 85 million years younger than astronomers think it is, new study suggests
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Moon may be 85 million years younger than astronomers think it is, new study suggests

The commonly accepted hypothesis is that the Moon was formed from the debris of a collision between the Earth and a smaller planet called Theia.

Gel-like substance found on Moon's far side by China's Yutu 2 rover analysed
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Gel-like substance found on Moon's far side by China's Yutu 2 rover analysed

This substance, called an impact melt breccia, is the primary evidence that the area has been part of a cataclysmic impact event.

ISRO's Mangalyaan mission captures image of Mars' largest moon Phobos
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ISRO's Mangalyaan mission captures image of Mars' largest moon Phobos

The country, on 24 September 2014, successfully placed the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft in orbit around the red planet, in its very first attempt.

Using NASA's LRO, scientists find that the Moon might be more metallic than they had earlier thought
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Using NASA's LRO, scientists find that the Moon might be more metallic than they had earlier thought

The Moon is a product of a collision between a Mars-sized protoplanet and a young Earth.

Solar eclipses on Mars recreated based on data, visuals from NASA's Curiosity rover
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Solar eclipses on Mars recreated based on data, visuals from NASA's Curiosity rover

Though the Red Planet has two moons – Phobos and Deimos – neither is large enough to completely cover the Sun's disk.

NASA announces ‘Lunar Loo Challenge’ to come up with best space toilet for its future lander
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NASA announces ‘Lunar Loo Challenge’ to come up with best space toilet for its future lander

The contest began on 25 June and the winner will get $35,000 in total prizes along with public recognition and a winner's certificate.

Researchers from Jadavpur University work on simulation for ISRO to ensure soft landing for the lander on the moon, other planets
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Researchers from Jadavpur University work on simulation for ISRO to ensure soft landing for the lander on the moon, other planets

The project is part of ''Respond programme'' by ISRO with premier academic institutions related to space science, space technologies.

Subsurface of Jupiter's moon Europa might have supported microbial life in the past
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Subsurface of Jupiter's moon Europa might have supported microbial life in the past

Europa has an ocean hidden beneath a thick shell of ice and has long has been viewed as a potential habitat for life, alongside Mars and Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

Study reveals details about the 'strange asymmetry' of the far side of the moon
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Study reveals details about the 'strange asymmetry' of the far side of the moon

The study revealed regions on the Moon's near side that have concentrations of radioactive elements unlike anywhere else on its surface that could explain its early stages.

China's Chang'e-4 lander, Yutu-2 rover resume experiments on the moon's far side
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China's Chang'e-4 lander, Yutu-2 rover resume experiments on the moon's far side

In weeks to come, the lander and rover are tasked with infrared imaging of an unusual pit and surrounding soil near the landing site.

ISRO, SpaceX similar because they deliver efficient performance says former chief Madhavan Nair
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ISRO, SpaceX similar because they deliver efficient performance says former chief Madhavan Nair

India had undertaken planetary missions to the Moon and Mars on a shoestring budget of around USD one billion compared to China's USD three billion and USD 25 billion of USA.

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover clicks images of the Earth and Venus in the red planet’s night sky
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NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover clicks images of the Earth and Venus in the red planet’s night sky

The colour and brightness of the sky appeared different in this image because of the presence of all the high-altitude dust in the Martian air right now.

NASA chooses Astrobotic to launch VIPER rover to the moon as part of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services
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NASA chooses Astrobotic to launch VIPER rover to the moon as part of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services

VIPER is a solar-powered rover that will land on the moon sometime in 2023 and will stay there for a period of 100-Earth-days.

Mars may have once been a ringed planet billions of years ago, say researchers
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Mars may have once been a ringed planet billions of years ago, say researchers

Study authors state that the only possible explanation behind Deimos’s tilted orbit is for Mars to have had a ring billions of years ago.

Second penumbral lunar eclipse of 2020 to occur today at 11.15 pm IST: Here's all you need to know
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Second penumbral lunar eclipse of 2020 to occur today at 11.15 pm IST: Here's all you need to know

The penumbral lunar eclipse is called the 'Strawberry Moon Eclipse' where 57 percent of the moon is expected to pass into the Earth’s penumbra.

ESA to explore the moon’s polar regions using a rover that is laser-powered by their lander
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ESA to explore the moon’s polar regions using a rover that is laser-powered by their lander

NASA and ISRO have revealed that the permanently shadowed regions at the poles are rich in hydrogen and water ice can be found there.