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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 […]

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NASA is on the lookout for firms who’ll mine the moon

NASA is on the lookout for firms who will take up mining operations on the moon. The space agency, wants to take steps towards building a marketplace where items from space can be sold and bought like other products. NASA says it would buy the samples companies bring back from the moon. They’d pay between […]

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Scientists blame Earth’s oxygen for the rust found on the Moon

A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) study has blamed the Earth’s oxygen for the presence of rust on the Moon, which has been there for billions of years. Scientists have found the presence of haematite, an iron oxide mineral, at high latitudes on the moon. In these areas, the surface area as well the […]

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Asteroid closer than Moon to flyby Earth on September 1

Asteroid 2011 ES4 will approach so ‘close’ to Earth, even closer than the Moon but pose no danger to us, NASA assures. An asteroid between 20 and 50 meters will pass by Earth on Tuesday, NASA has said. The asteroid’s closest approach will be 1.2 lakh km away, meaning that the asteroid will be closer […]

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Rare ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse on the longest day of the year

A shimmering ring of light flashed into view on Sunday in parts of the eastern hemisphere as the moon drifted across the face of the sun in a rare eclipse on the longest day of the year. The path of the eclipse spanned East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Most locations saw […]

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NASA is hiring new astronauts to walk on the Moon

NASA announced Tuesday it was seeking to boost its astronaut corps, which currently stands at 48 active personnel, as part of plans to dramatically expand its crewed space missions in the coming years. “We’re celebrating our 20th year of continuous presence aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in low-Earth orbit this year, and we’re on […]

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa seeks applications for girlfriend to fly around moon with him

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is looking for a female “life partner” to accompany him on Space X’s maiden tourist voyage to the Moon. The fashion mogul, 44, is set to be the first civilian passenger to fly around the moon on the Starship rocket. Planned for 2023, the mission will be the first lunar journey […]

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Wolf moon lunar eclipse will be seen on January 10

The first lunar eclipse of the decade will arrive this week, will be seen in most of Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. The wolf moon eclipse will be seen on Friday, January 10. “Wolf moon” is the evocative nickname given to a full moon in January. It’s just a normal full moon. The eclipse won’t […]

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Israel’s lunar mission ‘Beresheet’ crash lands on the moons surface

Israel’s lunar mission crash landed on the moon’s surface after a failure of it’s main engine. The spacecraft called Beresheet, was suppose to conduct experiments and take pictures. The spacecraft had several technical problems during its final descent to the Moon’s surface. Its soft landing was unsuccessful after it lost communication with its ground control. […]