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    Our Moon Was Formed 4.51 bn Years Ago: Scientists

    The moon is at least 4.51 billion years old -- or 40-140 million years older than previously thought, says new research based on an analysis of minerals from the moon called zircons. These minerals were brought back to Earth by the Apollo 14 mission in 1971 and have now been studied by researcher..

  • Moon Saving Pluto’s Atmosphere From Decay
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    Charon -- Pluto's moon which is more than half its diameter and orbits only 12,000 or so miles away -- is slowing down the decay of Pluto's atmosphere, scientists have found. To put that into perspective, picture our moon three times closer to Earth and as large as Mars. A new study from the G..

  • Moon Saving Pluto’s Atmosphere From Decay
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    Charon -- Pluto's moon which is more than half its diameter and orbits only 12,000 or so miles away -- is slowing down the decay of Pluto's atmosphere, scientists have found. To put that into perspective, picture our moon three times closer to Earth and as large as Mars. A new study from the G..

  • Bangalore Startup To Put India’s First Private Spacecraft To The Moon
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    TeamIndus, a Bangalore-based technology startup, is all set to launch a spacecraft to the moon next year aboard Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) rocket. TeamIndus will reportedly launch the spacecraft on December 28, 2017 as a part of its bid to win the Google Lunar X prize. In the fo..

  • Trump Wants NASA to Focus on Deep Space Missions
    Trump Wants NASA to Focus on Deep Space Missions

    London, Washington: In what could herald a new era for NASA, US President-elect Donald Trump is set to cut the US space agency's budget for climate change and let it focus on sending humans on deep space exploration missions like Mars, including another "giant leap" to the Moon. According to the ..

  • The Largest Moon After 69 Years!
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    Ever looked up at the night sky to see a full moon so close you could almost touch it? Well done, you've spotted a supermoon. This impressive sight happens when a full moon is closest to Earth. It orbits our planet in an oval shape so sometimes it comes closer to us than at other times. The mo..

  • Ban Ki-Moon Hails Agreement To Cut Greenhouse Gases
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    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the adoption of the critically important amendment to cut production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), at a meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. The amendment was agreed upon to the Montreal Protocol phasing-down production and use of HFCs, whic..

  • Moon Was Born When Space Rock Hit Earth 4.5 Bn Years Ago
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    The moon was formed by a planetary object hitting the infant Earth some 4.5 billion years ago, say researchers who studied a layer of iron and other elements. The authors argue this was the same impact that sent a great mass of debris hurtling into space, creating the moon. The scientists used..

  • Water Vapour Plumes Found On Jupiter’s Moon Europa, Life Next?
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    In a surprise find, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have spotted water vapour plumes erupting off the surface on Jupiter's moon Europa, suggesting that life may exist in our solar system. The observation increases the possibility that missions to Europa may be able to sample Europ..

  • Grand Canyon Gets Solid Competitor At Saturn’s Moon Titan
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    In a significant find, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered deep, steep-sided canyons on Saturn's largest moon Titan that are flooded with liquid methane. The finding represents the first direct evidence of the presence of liquid-filled channels on Titan and could give scientists insights int..