Tag: Lunar

  • NASA’s LRO Unravels Lunar Mystery: Swirls on Moon Linked to Topography Changes

    UNITED STATES: In a breakthrough revelation, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has uncovered the long-debated connection between lunar swirls and changes in the moon’s topography. These distinctive twisted patches on the lunar surface, known for their high reflectivity, or “albedo,” have perplexed scientists since their discovery.  However, recent observations, led by John Weirich of the…

  • Global Alliance Grows as Iceland and Netherlands Join Artemis Accords for Lunar Exploration

    UNITED STATES: Iceland and the Netherlands have officially become the 30th and 31st signatories to the Artemis Accords, a framework established by NASA and the U.S. Department of State to guide peaceful, transparent, and sustainable lunar exploration. The announcement was made by NASA officials on Wednesday (Nov. 1), following the inclusion of Iceland last month…

  • India’s Chandrayaan-3 Lander Kicked Up Lunar Dust ‘Halo’: Reports

    INDIA: On August 23, 2023, India achieved a historic milestone by successfully soft-landing Chandrayaan-3 on the moon, becoming only the fourth nation in the world to accomplish this incredible feat. Millions of people worldwide watched in awe as the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) executed this groundbreaking mission, marking a significant leap in lunar exploration.…

  • Cutting-Edge Lunar Camera Passes Rigorous Earth Tests in Preparation for Artemis Mission

    UNITED STATES: In a significant stride towards the upcoming crewed missions to the moon, astronauts have successfully tested a groundbreaking lunar camera designed specifically for the task. Developed jointly by the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA’s Artemis imagery team, the Handheld Universal Lunar Camera (HULC) underwent rigorous trials in lunar-like terrains on Earth. Constructed…

  • Partial Lunar Eclipse to Grace India’s Skies on October 29

    INDIA: India is all set to witness a celestial phenomenon on the night of October 29, as a partial lunar eclipse graces the night sky. Following the spectacular annular solar eclipse that occurred on October 14, stargazers and astronomy enthusiasts across the country are gearing up to observe the moon’s gentle dance with Earth’s shadow.…