Is Musk's plan to put 1 million people on Mars by 2050 viable? Major challenges

Published on Aug 29, 2023 09:30 AM IST

Earth's neighbour Mars is yet to host human beings as the existing technology makes it impossible to survive on the red planet.

NASA's intrepid Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Space expert shares videos of Phobos, the Martian moon. Thank you, Mangalyaan

In the videos, processed by spcae expert Andrea Luck, Phobos is seen passing over the Red Planet.

Phobos passing over Mars (Image courtesy: twitter.com/andrluck)
Published on Aug 29, 2023 06:57 AM IST
By, New Delhi

India to launch Aditya-L1 on Sept 2: Other missions in race to explore Sun

India is set to launch Aditya L1 sun mission on September 2. Many solar mission programs have been launched in the past.

Nasa handout image shows the sun acquired by the solar and heliospheric observatory on March 8, 2012.
Published on Aug 29, 2023 06:50 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Nisha Anand

‘Super blue Moon’ will not appear blue in colour! So, why the name?

A super blue Moon is set to appear on Wednesday night.

A super blue blood moon behind a mountain is seen from Longyearbyen, Norway.(AFP file)
Published on Aug 28, 2023 01:53 PM IST
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Japan's moon mission launch suspended for third time due to bad weather

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., which is responsible for building and launching the craft, didn’t immediately release the next planned launch date.

H-IIA launch vehicle number 47 is seen on the launching pad at Tanegashima Space Center on the southwestern island of Tanegashima, Japan.(via REUTERS)
Published on Aug 28, 2023 06:55 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Union minister's big update on ISRO's Gaganyaan mission and 'Vyommitra' robot

During the Gaganyaan mission, Vyommitra is designed to perform certain tasks to assess how humans would act when sent into space.

Female robot Vyommitra designed for India's Gaganyaan mission.
Published on Aug 27, 2023 09:35 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Chandrayaan-3: Two of three objectives achieved. What next? ‘Moonwalk’ so far

Chandrayaan-3 Updates: ISRO said Pragyan rover has traversed a distance of eight metres on Moon's surface, and its payloads have been turned on.

Chandrayaan-3 Pragyan rover roams around the 'Shiv Shakti Point', Vikram's lander's touchdown spot, on the Moon at the south pole. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 27, 2023 06:45 AM IST

What is Lagrange point, where ISRO's Aditya-L1 will be positioned to study Sun?

Aditya-L1 spacecraft is designed to provide remote observations of the solar corona and in situ observations of the solar wind at Lagrange point 1.

Aditya-L1 would be the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun. Reuters/SOHO/Nasa/Handout
Published on Aug 27, 2023 06:34 AM IST

After Chandrayaan 3, ISRO eyeing to launch Sun mission Aditya L1 on this date

ISRO's sun mission Aditya L1 is ready to be launched and is positioned at the launch pad in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

A graphic representation of ISRO's Aditya L1 mission.
Published on Aug 26, 2023 01:33 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

SpaceX launches astronauts from four countries to International Space Station

A NASA astronaut was joined on the predawn liftoff from Kennedy Space Center by fliers from Denmark, Japan and Russia.

NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, European Space Agency astronaut Andreas Mogensen, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov launch to the International Space Station as Crew-7 on the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft at Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. August 26, 2023.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 01:22 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Nisha Anand

NASA's SpaceX Crew-7 launch to ISS postponed. Details

The launch initially planned for August 25, has been postponed several times before.

NASA's Space X Crew-7 launch to the ISS postponed
Published on Aug 25, 2023 11:00 AM IST

Chandrayaan 3 on lunar surface: Why are Moon rocks important?

During the various previous Moon missions, samples of the lunar rocks and soil have been brought back to study its origins and atmosphere.

A 3D representation of a Moon rock brought back by the US' Apollo 17 mission.
Published on Aug 24, 2023 01:59 PM IST
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Chandrayaan 3 lands on Moon: Pragyan Rover's mission ahead

Chandrayaan 3 landing updates: Vikram Lander, carrying the Pragyan Rover, successfully touched the Moon's surface on Wednesday after over a month long journey.

Chandrayaan-3: An animated representation of rover roving on the Moon's surface.(ISRO)
Published on Aug 24, 2023 07:27 AM IST
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Chandrayaan 3 updates: Pragyan rover begins walk; PM to visit ISRO HQ Saturday

Chandrayaan 3 updates: Pragyan rover is out on the lunar surface. It is designed to function for one lunar day, which is 14 days on the Earth.

Chandrayaan 3 landing news: Indian across the country celebrated with fireworks, chants of ‘Vande Matram’ and waving flags as ISRO's moon mission Chandrayaan-3 landed on Moon on Wednesday. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 02:54 AM IST

Chandrayaan 3 makes historic Moon landing in giant leap for India

ISRO's Vikram lander successfully soft-landed on Moon’s south pole — an unchartered territory that scientists believe could hold important reserves.

Chandrayaan-3: Animated representation of Vikram Lander's successful soft landing on the Moon's surface.
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 06:26 PM IST

Jeff Bezos wishes ISRO ‘good luck’ for Chandrayaan-3: 'Rooting for India!'

India is inching closer to making a soft-landing on Moon, a feat previously achieved only by the United States, Russia and China.

Jeff Bezos (File Photo/AP)
Published on Aug 23, 2023 05:12 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ex-ISRO chief on final 20 mins of Chandrayaan-3: ‘Most challenging moment…’

The mission's lander module will begin its descent towards the lunar surface at 5:45pm IST, with landing scheduled at 6:04pm.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announces the landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the moon on August 23 2023, on Sunday.(ISRO twitter)
Published on Aug 23, 2023 12:05 PM IST
By, New Delhi

India will be 4th nation to achieve ‘soft-landing’ on Moon. Which are others?

Chandrayaan-3's Lander Module is expected to make a ‘soft-landing’ on the Moon's south pole on Wednesday at 6.04 pm (IST).

Chandrayaan 3: ISRO remain optimistic that the lander is equipped to manage a “rough landing” if necessary.(ISRO)
Published on Aug 23, 2023 10:38 AM IST
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Chandrayaan 3's epic journey to culminate in historic Moon landing - A timeline

Chandrayaan 3 set to land on Moon's south pole, with powered descent expected at 5.45pm IST on August 23, 2023.

Chandrayaan-3 Mission: An image of the Moon captured by the Lander Position Detection Camera (LPDC) from an altitude of about 70 km, on August 19, 2023.(ISRO twitter)
Published on Aug 23, 2023 10:17 AM IST

Chandrayaan-3: Where is mission's lander module right now? How to watch landing?

With Chandrayaan-3, India is all set to become only the fourth country to achieve a soft-landing on the lunar surface.

Arun Haryani, an enthusiast with his body painted in tri-colours reacts as he holds up a model of LVM3 M4 which was used in launching of Chandrayaan-3(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 23, 2023 10:13 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Highlights: Pragyan rover rolls out of Chandrayaan-3 lander on Moon

Chandrayaan 3 Landing updates: India has become the first nation to reach the celestial body's South Pole.

First photo of Rover coming out of the lander on the ramp.
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 02:58 AM IST

‘Just like Omicron…’: Why scientists paying more attention to new Covid variant?

Much like Omicron, BA.2.86 is causing spike in Covid cases in the US, UK. But, should you be worried? Let's find out what scientists say.

Scientists discovered the lineage of BA.2.86 variant is linked with Omicron subvariant BA.2. NEXU Science Communication/File Photo(via REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 04:32 AM IST

Now, Japan's space agency JAXA to launch Moon mission: Check date, other details

The main aim of the mission is to demonstrate accurate lunar landing techniques, which will help make more challenging landing areas more accessible.

Japan to launch Moon ‘Sniper’ lander on August 26
Published on Aug 22, 2023 02:20 PM IST

Chandrayaan 3 gears up for lunar landing, how India's past moon missions fared

On Monday, a two-way communication was established between the Lander Module of Chandrayaan-3 and the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter.

 Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announces the landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the moon on August 23 2023, on Sunday. (ANI Photo)(ISRO twitter)
Updated on Aug 21, 2023 06:37 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Chandrayaan-3: Meet the people behind India's historic moon mission

Chandrayaan-3 is currently aiming to find the perfect spot for a soft landing on the Moon's challenging terrain.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman S Somanath with others holds miniature model of rocket LVM3-M2 during a press conference after ISRO launched 36 communication satellites in its heaviest rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC)-SHAR, in Sriharikota.(ANI)
Published on Aug 21, 2023 03:01 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Chandrayaan-3's lander establishes communication with Chandrayaan-2 orbiter

Chandrayaan-3 is preparing for its soft landing on the Moon surface on Wednesday.

Chandrayaan-3 LIVE: Animated representation of Chandrayaan -3 hovering in Moon's orbit.
Published on Aug 21, 2023 02:54 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Chandrayaan-3: What ISRO learnt from Chandrayaan-2? Ex-chief explains

Chandrayaan-3: Two days before Vikram Lander's soft landing attempt, former ISRO chief K Sivan spoke about how Chandrayaan-3 was made more efficient to succeed.

Chandrayaan-3: Animated representation of Vikram Lander's successful soft landing on the Moon's surface.
Published on Aug 21, 2023 02:24 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Chandrayaan 3 updates: Vikram Lander communicates with Chandrayaan-2

Chandrayaan-3 updates: ISRO's Chandrayaan-3 is about to complete its over a month long journey from Earth on Wednesday after being launched on July 14.

Chandrayaan-3 was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 14. (Twitter/Isro)
Updated on Aug 21, 2023 10:31 PM IST

Setback to Russia's moon mission? What exactly happened to Luna-25?

Russia's Luna-25 spacecraft encountered trouble while trying to enter a pre-landing orbit, potentially delaying its mission.

A picture taken from the camera of the lunar landing spacecraft Luna-25 shows the Zeeman crater located on the far side of the moon.(via Reuters)
Published on Aug 20, 2023 07:18 AM IST

Chandrayaan-3 highlights: Vikram lander to attempt landing at 6:04pm on Aug 23

Chandrayaan-3 highlights: ISRO's Chandrayaan-3 was launched on July 14 and will attempt to achieve soft landing on lunar surface on August 23.

Chandrayaan 3 news: A priest performed puja rituals and prayed for success of India's Moon Mission Chandrayan-3 ahead of Vikram Landing on the Moon with a model of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)'s Lunar Spacecraft during Khuti Puja, a ritual to initiate Durga Puja festival at Shyambazar Pally Sangha in Kolkata on Sunday, August 20.((Photo by Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times))
Updated on Aug 21, 2023 04:12 AM IST
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