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NASA’s Juno spacecraft shares new image of lunar eclipse on Jupiter

NASA has shared a new image of a lunar eclipse on Jupiter.

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO panel to release report on Vikram lander soon

A source said an internal ISRO committee, constituted to go into the likely reasons for the failure in making the soft-landing, was likely to submit its findings “very soon”, possibly within the next couple of days. The source said the committee had met a few times and almost finalised its conclusions.

Chandrayaan-2: Fate of lander may be known today as NASA probe to fly over Moon site

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will fly over the part of the Moon where the lander is lying after it lost contact with the ISRO control centre when it was 335 metres from the surface of the Moon on September 7.

Here is why NASA’s InSight Mars mission won an Emmy Award

NASA won two Emmy Awards during this past weekend. One was for its InSight mission to Mars and the other for its Demonstration Mission 1, a test flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon to the International Space Station.

NASA to send microwave oven-sized CubeSat to unique lunar orbit

The CubeSat called Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE), is approximately the size of a small microwave oven. It will pass as close as 1,000 miles and as far as 43,500 miles from the surface of the Moon.

Scientists find the skull of humanity’s ancestor, on a computer

The ancestry of all living humans can be traced to Africa. Studies of DNA indicate our common ancestors lived on the continent 260,000 to 350,000 years ago.

NASA lunar probe to fly over landing site tomorrow, may shed new light on Vikram lander

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is also likely to release the images that it takes of the lander, the US media reported.

Hard landing may have disabled Vikram lander’s communication system: Former ISRO scientists

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO has been attempting to communicate with the Vikram lander since contact was lost 335 metres from the surface of the moon — barely seconds before touchdown — while the lander was noted to be travelling at a vertical velocity of 59 m/sec

This Burj Khalifa-sized asteroid will zip past the Earth tonight

Asteroid 2000 QW7, which is as big as the Burj Khalifa, is going to zip past the Earth at a speed of 14,361 miles per hour later tonight.

There is something better than chemo in treating cancer: tiny bubbles in our body

A new research suggests that bubbly extracellular vesicles (EV) can become mini treatment transporters, which carry a combination of therapeutic drugs and genes that target and kill cancer cells.

Universe might be 2 billion years younger: study

Researchers at the Max Planck Society in Germany have said the cosmos is expanding faster than previously believed, leading them to believe the universe is significantly younger. But some are skeptical of the findings.

Rare Harvest Moon tonight: What does it mean, India timings, how to watch

Full Harvest Moon September 2019 Date, Timings in India: The already spooky Friday the 13th is going to become spookier for the people living in the west as they will witness a Harvest Moon tonight.