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Ring of fire’ solar eclipse lights up the sky as the Moon partially blocks the Sun

A “ring of fire” solar eclipse appeared in the sky on Thursday as the moon partially blocked out the sun. It was visible in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, and people around the world captured the celestial show. A solar eclipse happens when the moon crosses between the sun and the Earth, which blocks […]

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SpaceX awarded contract to build moon lander for Nasa

SpaceX was awarded a contract to build a lander that will return humans to the Moon this decade for American space agency Nasa. This vehicle will carry the next man and the first woman down to the lunar surface under the space agency’s Artemis programme. Another goal of the programme will be to land the […]

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Artemis Moon Program: NASA’s super heavy powerful rocket passes key test

Nasa carried out a successful test on part of the most powerful rocket in existence – the Space Launch System (SLS). Its engines were kept running for more than eight minutes to simulate the time that it takes the rocket to get from the ground into space. It’s the second such test for the biggest […]

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China and Russia will jointly build a lunar space station

China and Russia will jointly build a lunar space station. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency signed an agreement with China’s National Space Administration to develop research facilities on the surface of the moon, in orbit or both. A joint statement from both countries’ space agencies said it will be available for use by other nations. […]

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Asteroid the size of three football fields to ‘dangerously’ zoom past Earth in 2029

An asteroid called Apophis approximately 340-meters wide will fly between the Earth and Moon on April 13, 2029. The “close” flyby would be within 19,000 miles of Earth, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It will be the closest any asteroid, that massive, will come to Earth’s proximity that scientists have known […]

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Japanese billionaire invites 8 people to join him for a free ride around the Moon

A Japanese billionaire is throwing open a private lunar expedition to eight people from around the world. Yusaku Maezawa, an online fashion tycoon, was announced in 2018 as the first man to book a spot on board the lunar spaceship being developed by SpaceX. Maezawa, who paid an undisclosed sum for the trip expected to […]

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China’s ambitious lunar mission Chang’e-5 RETURNS with Moon specimens

China’s ambitious lunar mission Chang’e-5 has returned back to Earth with a cargo of rock and soil it picked up from the surface of the Moon. The capsule carrying the materials landed in Inner Mongolia shortly after 01:30 local time on Thursday. With this successful pick-up China became the first nation retrieve samples from Earth’s […]

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China unfurls FLAG on the moon before its probe lifts off back home with soil samples

China has become the second country to leave a flag on the lunar surface, 50 years after the United States planted the first human flag on the moon. Images of the flag, which were taken by a camera fitted to Chang’e 5, were shared by China’s National Space Administration. They were taken right before Chang’e […]

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Nasa to pay company only $1 to collect rock samples from the moon

Nasa will be paying USD $1 to Colorado-based company to collect a small sample of rocks from the moon. Lunar Outpost is a robotics firm, will collect moon rocks from the lunar South Pole. It is among four firms awarded contracts to retrieve lunar regolith, or moon soil, for the US space agency, for a […]

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China to launch unmanned spacecraft to the MOON on Tuesday to bring back lunar rocks

China to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the moon on Nov. 24 to bring back lunar rocks in the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from Earth’s natural satellite since the 1970s. The Chang’e-5 probe, named after the ancient Chinese goddess of the moon, will seek to collect material that can help scientists […]

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Nokia wins contract to build a 4G cellphone network on the Moon

Nokia is teaming up with NASA to ensure that the new wave of lunar astronauts will be able to post their experience to their Instagram account if they so desire. The telecoms company will receive US$ 14.1 million funding from the US space agency to build a 4G cellphone network on the moon. The announcement […]

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A ‘mini-moon’ the size of hippopotamus is orbiting Earth for three years now

Many planets have multiple moons, but Earth has just one. However, for a brief time, a ‘mini-moon’ will keep Earth company. The extraterritorial body is actually an asteroid called 2020CD3. Its diameter is between 1.9-3.5 m, which is roughly a size between a cow and a hippopotamus. The new ‘moon’ has been temporarily bound to […]