Tag: Moon

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  • Moon saving Pluto’s atmosphere

    Moon saving Pluto’s atmosphere

    Charon — Pluto's moon which is more than half its diameter and orbits only 12,000 or so miles away — is slowing down the decay of Pluto's atmosphere, scientists have found. To put that into perspective, picture our moon three times closer to Earth and as large as Mars. A new study from the Georgia …

    January 11, 2017
  • China creating new map of Moon

    China creating new map of Moon

    Chinese scientists are drawing a 1:2.5 million scale geological map of the Moon, a media report said on Thursday. Ouyang Ziyuan, first chief scientist of China's lunar exploration programme, said five universities and research institutes have set standards for digital mapping and drawing of the Moon's geological structure. A sketch version of the map, 4.36 …

    January 5, 2017
  • Himachal scientist to unravel Moon mysteries

    Himachal scientist to unravel Moon mysteries

    It’s been eight years since India’s first indigenous spacecraft Chandrayaan-I landed on Moon, which detected water on its surface and collected data on its atmosphere and surface. 

    November 29, 2016
  • Himachal scientist to unravel Moon mysteries

    Himachal scientist to unravel Moon mysteries

    It’s been eight years since India’s first indigenous spacecraft Chandrayaan-I landed on Moon, which detected water on its surface and collected data on its atmosphere and surface. 

    November 29, 2016
  • Himachal scientist to unravel Moon mysteries

    Himachal scientist to unravel Moon mysteries

    It’s been eight years since India’s first indigenous spacecraft Chandrayaan-I landed on Moon, which detected water on its surface and collected data on its atmosphere and surface. 

    November 29, 2016
  • Himachal scientist to unravel Moon mysteries

    Himachal scientist to unravel Moon mysteries

    It’s been eight years since India’s first indigenous spacecraft Chandrayaan-I landed on Moon, which detected water on its surface and collected data on its atmosphere and surface. 

    November 29, 2016
  • Himachal scientist to unravel Moon mysteries

    Himachal scientist to unravel Moon mysteries

    It’s been eight years since India’s first indigenous spacecraft Chandrayaan-I landed on Moon, which detected water on its surface and collected data on its atmosphere and surface. 

    November 29, 2016
  • Moon and its many faces

    Moon and its many faces

    “Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”  ― Mark Twain  Moon has been a companion for man and his imagination since times immemorial. The good ‘ol moon has also been a constant source of musing for the earthlings who associate the celestial body with fascinating myths and …

    November 18, 2016
  • Moon and its many faces

    Moon and its many faces

    “Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”  ― Mark Twain  Moon has been a companion for man and his imagination since times immemorial. The good ‘ol moon has also been a constant source of musing for the earthlings who associate the celestial body with fascinating myths and …

    November 18, 2016
  • Moon was born when space rock hit Earth 4.5 bn years ago

    Moon was born when space rock hit Earth 4.5 bn years ago

    The moon was formed by a planetary object hitting the infant Earth some 4.5 billion years ago, say researchers who studied a layer of iron and other elements. The authors argue this was the same impact that sent a great mass of debris hurtling into space, creating the moon. The scientists used laboratory simulations of …

    September 27, 2016
  • Shifting base

    Shifting base

    After the arguably mixed success that we humans have had with running our home planet (top marks for inventiveness but less success with not killing each other), we have taken an important step towards colonising space, as the USA government has given a Florida-based company permission to conduct the first ever private mission to the …

    August 21, 2016
  • How Sun, Moon helped construct historic British standing stones

    How Sun, Moon helped construct historic British standing stones

    The earliest standing stone monuments of Britain were constructed specifically in line with the movements of the Sun and Moon, 5,000 years ago, a new research has suggested. The research, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, detailed the use of innovative 2D and 3D technology to construct quantitative tests of the patterns of …

    August 18, 2016