Tag: Apollo Missions

LAMP Sheds Light on Lunar Water Molecules

LAMP Sheds Light on Lunar Water Molecules

Scientists used the LAMP instrument of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) of NASA to observe the movement of water molecules on the Moon. Moon was considered an extremely arid object, up until the last decade or so, with hardly any signs of water on its surface. Technological advancements allowed the researchers to trace sparse populations…

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The Oldest-Known Earth Rock was found on the Moon

The Oldest-Known Earth Rock was found on the Moon

The sample returned by Apollo 14, 48 years ago, contains the oldest Earth Rock discovered till date. Where would you look for the oldest Earth rock? Probably in the ocean or somewhere underground. As it turns out, the oldest Earth rock was found on the Moon! Yes, you heard it right. An international group of…

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OSIRIS-REx has Finally Arrived at Asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx has Finally Arrived at Asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx will ultimately collect and deliver 60 grams of regolith from Bennu to Earth. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft of NASA reached its target, asteroid Bennu, on 3rd December 2018 after completing a journey of 2 billion kilometers. The primary science objective of this mission is to improve the estimates…

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Apollo 9 Mission, the mission they don’t talk about often, was an Important Step for Cosmos Exploration

Apollo 9 Mission, the mission they don’t talk about often, was an Important Step for Cosmos Exploration

The field of spaceflight got a massive boost from the Apollo 9 mission of NASA. Apollo 9 went down in history for being the first crewed Lunar Module mission. It was the third manned spaceflight in history but was the first ever mission to test the capabilities of the Lunar Module (LM). On 3rd March…

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NASA Captures a Captivating Video of the Moon

NASA Captures a Captivating Video of the Moon

Moon has some outstanding scenes for all the viewers out there and NASA has compiled them artistically. The relationship of humanity with the Moon is a long-lasting one which began on 4th January 1959 when Luna 1 flew past it. The next massive development came to the scenes on 13th September 1959 as Luna 2…

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Is it Possible for Humans to Stay Sane in Space?

Is it Possible for Humans to Stay Sane in Space?

Space Travel is an incredibly hostile experience which can leave an ever-lasting impact on the mind of an astronaut. Space Exploration is the talk of the town these days as more and more missions are reaching the far-off destinations of our universe. All the space agencies of the world including NASA, Roscosmos, China National Space…

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NASA is now 60 years old

NASA is now 60 years old

The American Space Agency has a lot of promises to fulfill as it celebrates the 60th Anniversary this July. NASA was established in 1958 by the President Dwight D. Eisenhower with the intentions of encouraging civilian-oriented applications in space science. It became operational on 1st October 1958 despite the fact that the National Aeronautics and…

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NASA says Elon Musk can put Population at Risk as he uses TOO Powerful Rockets

NASA says Elon Musk can put Population at Risk as he uses TOO Powerful Rockets

The Load-and-go technique for fueling, proposed by SpaceX, declared dangerous for astronauts by NASA. All of us know how passionate Elon Musk is, to send humans to Mars in order to make us a multi-planetary species. He has launched several powerful rockets under the banner of SpaceX which are serving various missions for the organization.…

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India will Send a Mission to the Moon and its Cheaper than Interstellar Movie

India will Send a Mission to the Moon and its Cheaper than Interstellar Movie

“The space agency is planning to launch Chandrayan-2 Mission around April this year.” MoS PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh said. India had its first mission to Moon in 2008. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched it in October and it operated till August of next year. This mission took Indian space program to a new level…

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