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NASA Moon Orbiter Hit by Tiny Bullet-like Meteoroid, Still Camera Works

NASA’s Moon orbiting spacecraft Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) was a hit by a small meteoroid faster than the speed of a bullet but the camera survived though it is unclear whether the mission will face any other eventuality. From October 13, 2014, the US space agency’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft suddenly started sending jarred pictures indicating that it could ...

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Karva Chauth: From Bond to Gold, Festival Priorities Change with Times

Karva Chauth to be observed by married Hindu women for the longevity, well-being and prosperity of their husbands, has been undergoing radical change of late with wives more attracted by market attractions for the occasion while jewelry firms are luring the Hindu wives with discounts like any other festival. While wives pray for their husbands’ long life, in turn they ...

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PICTURES: NASA Releases 8,400 Hi-resolution Images of Apollo Moon Missions

NASA has released 8400 hi-resolution images of iconic Apollo Moon Missions on Flicker. NASA made available every photo taken by astronauts on Apollo Moon Missions on the project Apollo Archive‘s Flickr account, the collection contains original NASA photo scans. The Apollo astronauts took these pictures with their chest-mounted Hasselbald cameras, along with many other photos from Earth and lunar orbit. ...

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Heavy Bombardment Left Moon Crust Cracked with Craters, Deep Fissures: Scientists

Four billion years ago, when the phase of Late Heavy Bombardment was causing asteroids hit the darker side of Moon from earth, Moon’s crust was left with craters and deep fissures, said MIT scientists. Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and elsewhere have identified regions on the far side of the moon, called the lunar highlands, as fractured and ...

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NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft Confirms Neon on Moon Surface For Sure

A speculation for decades that the moon’s thin atmosphere contains neon, which is known for use in electric signs on Earth with its typical characteristsics of intense glow has come true finally with NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft confirming the existence of the gas for the first time. The speculation has been there since the Apollo ...

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NASA to Prepare Drones to Study Moon and Mars

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have taken an important step in their endeavor to delve into studying Moon and Mars with their development of drones. Engineers from the American government’s agency are cultivating drones, which can soar to those regions like the shielded part of a crater, on Moon, Mars and asteroids that are unreachable for rovers in ...

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NASA Captures Dark Side of Moon, from Nearest Distance Ever

A NASA camera aboard the DSCOVR) satellite captured the “dark side” of the moon that is never visible from Earth  from the nearest distance ever taken, at a distance of one million miles away. The images were captured by Deep Space Climate Observatory’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), a four megapixel CCD camera and telescope on the DSCOVR satellite orbiting ...

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‘Blue Moon’ to be Seen Today

July 31 will see a rarity as the second full moon of the month will occur today. Observing the east will help one take a look of the full moon that will rise at 6.43 pm. Nevertheless, the Planetary Society of India informed that the moon will grasp its entirely illuminated stage at 4.13 pm only. Keeping in mind the ...

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Moon Age 4.47 Billion Years, Says Study Based on Meteorite Study

Based on meteorite study, scientists say moon may have formed 4.47 billion years ago after a giant collision between a large proto-planet and the proto-Earth. Studying shock signatures found in stony meteorites that came from the main asteroid belt, a NASA-funded research team said it has estimated the moon’s age as slightly less than 4.5 billion years, which means 4.47 ...

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