Scientists reveal Earth has a new “moon” that will stay with us for at least another 1500 years
Scientists recently found an extraterrestrial body that displays the same qualities as our Moon. Because of the similarities that the space rock shares with our Moon, the space rock named 2023 FW13 has been designated as a quasi-satellite or a quasi-moon
Explained: What NASA's Artemis Moon base will look like
The next time NASA goes to the Moon, it intends to stay. Under the Artemis program, the US space agency plans to maintain a human presence, for the very first time, on a celestial body other than Earth. But building a lunar base is no small feat
Japan’s Lunar Dreams Dashed: Tokyo startup’s moon rover fails moments before touchdown
Japan's first mission to the moon, iSpace's Hakuto-R Mission 1 lander lost communication with the Mission Control Centre just moments before landing. As a result, the mission was deemed a failure. iSpace believes the lander must have crashed on the Moon.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX ‘blew up’ world’s most powerful rocket: Why Starship launch is still considered a win
Starship, the world’s biggest and most powerful, exploded minutes after it took off. To everyday observers that appears like a failure. But Elon Musk’s SpaceX has touted it as a success. Here’s why
SpaceX Starship set for test launch today: What to know about the world’s biggest rocket
Jutting almost 400 feet into the South Texas sky, Starship could blast off today, with no one aboard. For this demo, SpaceX won't attempt any landings of the rocket or the spacecraft
Colonising the Moon: Scientists find new water source on the Moon that may support human life
A team of Chinese scientists have discovered water among some of the rock samples that they had collected from the Moon in 2020. Their research into the new samples indicates that there is a completely different source of water on the moon that is yet to be discovered.
An Asteroid the size of Big Ben will move very close to Earth today. Will it hit the planet?
A massive asteroid called '2023 DZ2' will come within 1,73,000 km of Earth on 25 March. NASA says this event 'only happens once per decade'. The space rock will safely pass by our planet this week, but there is a slight possibility that it could strike us in the future
NASA's Artemis 2 mission around Moon to launch in November 2024
Artemis 2, scheduled to take place in late November 2024, will take a four-person crew around the Moon but without landing on it
Moon o'clock: Can the lunar time zone soon become a reality?
Space organisations are considering developing a universal time zone for the Moon. However, the idea is not without its own challenges including who gets to decide and clocks running faster on the lunar surface than on Earth
Why more and more space tech companies are in a rush to make solar cells out of fake Moon dirt
Space tech companies like Blue Origin, or SpaceX, who cracks how to make solar cells using dust from the moon, will go on to control a major segment of the space industry when space travel becomes more common - electricity in space.
Can shooting clouds of Moon dust towards the Sun combat global warming?
A group of US scientists has proposed mining dust on the Moon and launching it towards the Sun to cool the Earth. However, this is not as simple as it sounds
Moon Master: Saturn loses the crown of having the most number of moons to Jupiter
Saturn, as per the latest count had a total of 83 moons, revolving around itself. However, astronomers have discovered 12 new moons circling Jupiter, which now has 92 moons.
Moon and beyond: The major space explorations to look out for in 2023
The year 2023 is expected to be another busy one for space exploration. Here are five of the most thrilling missions to keep an eye out for: Jupiter's Icy Moons Explorer, SpaceX's Starship, dearMoon, India's private space launch, and asteroid explorer’s returns to Earth
NASA's Orion capsule safely returns back from moon, aces test flight
The incoming capsule hit the atmosphere at Mach 32 and endured reentry temperatures of 2,760 degrees Celsius before splashing down west of Baja California near Guadalupe Island
Japanese startup launches country's first ever lunar mission, will put two robots on Moon
So far only the United States, Russia and China have managed to put a robot on the lunar surface
The last total lunar eclipse for 2022 and the next three years takes place on Tuesday. Here’s how to watch it
Known as a blood moon, this week's total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout North America and Asia. Only portions of eastern India can witness a total lunar eclipse, while the remainder of the country can only witness a partial eclipse.
Want to send a parcel to the Moon? A Japanese startup is working to establish a courier service for space
A Japanese aeronautical company ISpace is planning to establish the world's first courier service that services people in space. They will help transport commercial products and research equipment up in space, on behalf of institutes, private players, and certain governments.
Watch: Time-lapse of Moon moving above Seattle’s Space Needle amazes internet
This was a fantastic moment to view the Moon's features because it was the first phase after the New Moon.
Chandrayaan-2 finds abundance of sodium on moon for first time: ISRO
An interesting aspect that widens the interest in this alkali element is its presence in the wispy atmosphere of the moon, a region so thin that the atoms there rarely meet
Oh My Stars! The amazing views of the sky, courtesy Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards
The next 14 images of supermoons, comets, and nebulas are out of this world! They are some of the winning and shortlisted entries for this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, organised by the Royal Observatory in London