Blue Orange Moon – January 31st

#calendars #space #moon #celestial #eclipse #lunarevent #skygazing The moon will turn orange on January 31st to share the sight of a rare celestial spectacle! Being the second full moon of the month, hence called Blue Moon, and the first eclipse in the new year, this will be quite a view. The lunar event on January … Continue reading Blue Orange Moon – January 31st

NASA’s Deep Space Lunar Gateway

#NASA #Space #Moon #DeepSpaceGateway #astronauts #Mars #science NASA aims to have a Deep space Gateway up and running in the 2020s. The gateway will be located on Moon and have a crew habitat, a propulsion module and an airlock. However, the gateway will be occupied intermittently, rather than continuously like the ISS. The gateway will … Continue reading NASA’s Deep Space Lunar Gateway

Moon orbiting the dwarf planet 2007 OR10

#moon #dwarfplanet #kuiperbelt #2007OR10 #HubbleTelescope #space Scientists have discovered a new moon orbiting the dwarf planet 2007 OR10 in the Kuiper Belt using three space observatories, including the Hubble Space Telescope. Most of the dwarf planets are larger than 965 kilometers in the Kuiper belt. Kepler showed that the orbit of 2007 OR10 was 45 … Continue reading Moon orbiting the dwarf planet 2007 OR10

ISRO to help India mine energy from Moon

#ISRO #India #energy #space #Moon #LunarDust #Helium3 #Nuclear After setting a world record of launching 104 satellites in a go, ISRO is taking on another mission for India. ISRO is working on mining lunar dust, which is rich in Helium-3, and transport the material back to India. According to statistics, the lunar dust on the … Continue reading ISRO to help India mine energy from Moon

A Saturn moon with life

#Saturn #Cassini #moon #planet #Enceladus #extraterrestrialLife #space Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is suspected of having a habitable environment for microbes or other alien life. On earth at least, hydrothermal vents trhive with microbial life, offering up the potential that icy moons far away from Earth could be habitable. Cassini, a spacecraft in its final months … Continue reading A Saturn moon with life

How does a Moon-orbiting spaceport sound?

#NASA #space #Moon #spaceport #lunarorbit #SolarSystem #SLS #Orion Yes. This is real. NASA is planning to establish a crewed spaceport near the Moon that could serve as a gateway to the lunar surface and deep space destinations including Mars. The first mission of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the Orion spacecraft will begin … Continue reading How does a Moon-orbiting spaceport sound?

NASA finds ‘lost’ Chandrayaan-1

#NASA #Chandrayaan1 #LunarMission #moon #space #InterplanetaryRadar #satellite India's first lunar mission - Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, which was generally considered lost - is still orbiting the Moon, NASA scientists have found with new technological application of their interplanetary radar. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) had lost communication with Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft on August 29, 2009, not even a … Continue reading NASA finds ‘lost’ Chandrayaan-1

Search for alien life on moon Europa

#NASA #Jupiter #Europa #space #moon #water #life NASA announced that it will be sending a rover to the Jupiter's moon Europa. The mission will take place in 2020s, and will take around 6-7 years to reach the destination. NASA aims to search life on the icy moon, since scientists believe that Europa holds liquid water … Continue reading Search for alien life on moon Europa

Getting humans to the Moon

#space #Technology #NASA #Moon #MannedMission #Apollo According to the agency, the White House is prompting NASA to ass astronauts to the Moon Exploration Mission-1 next year. The last time we traveled to the Moon, the world was very different. Astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent three days on our trusty satellite, collecting moon rocks, … Continue reading Getting humans to the Moon

TeamIndus to share ride with Japanese space startup

The Bengaluru-based startup TeamIndus plans to land their 600 kg rover on the moon by the end of next year. The rover will be launched with the help of ISRO PSLV to lift the rover and will also carry additional 4 kg Japanese robotic rover. TeamIndus rover will land on the moon and travel at … Continue reading TeamIndus to share ride with Japanese space startup