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India's Moon probe enters lunar orbit

India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, executing one of the trickiest manoeuvres on its historic mission to the Moon.

Space Exploration Aug 16, 2019

The moon rock that turned out to be from Earth

All is not what it seems in the world of lunar samples.

Space Exploration Jul 22, 2019

Proud India launches historic bid to put spacecraft on Moon

India on Monday launched a low-cost rocket on a historic bid to put a landing craft on the surface of the Moon and join an elite space force.

Space Exploration Jul 18, 2019

China's plans to solve the mysteries of the moon

Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, the world watched as Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon. Since then, space agencies around the globe have sent rovers to Mars, probes to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and beyond, yet ...

Space Exploration Jun 05, 2019

China conducts first sea-based space rocket launch

China launched a space rocket from sea for the first time on Wednesday, its space agency announced, the latest step in Beijing's push to become a major space power.

Space Exploration May 23, 2019

Lunar gold rush is about to start—and we could exhaust the solar system in less than 500 years

The US president, Donald Trump, has stuck to his plan to send humans back to the moon in the next five years, recently giving the project a US$1.6 billion shot in the arm. Whether he succeeds or not, the first successful ...

Space Exploration Jul 12, 2019

Low-cost Moon mission puts India among lunar pioneers

India will step up the international space race on Monday when it launches a low-cost mission to become only the fourth country to land a probe on the Moon.

Space Exploration Jul 15, 2019

India scrubs Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff

India on Monday postponed the launch of a lunar probe less than an hour before blast-off because of a technical problem, delaying its bid to become only the fourth nation to land a spacecraft on the Moon.

Space Exploration Jul 10, 2019

Footprints on the Moon and cemeteries on Mars: Interview with space archaeologist Alice Gorman

There is a lot of documentation about what's been left on the moon—but it's amazing how much we don't know.

Space Exploration Jul 17, 2019

What Artemis will teach us about living, working on the moon

Humans have not had much of an opportunity to work on the moon. The 12 Apollo astronauts who got to explore its surface clocked in 80 hours in total of discovery time. From their brief encounters, and from extensive analyses ...

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