#Moon

.Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Chandrayaan - 3, a crucial mission for ISRO. (Photo Credit: ISRO)

  • India’s lunar mission was hampered due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
  • Chandraayan - 3 realisation resumed after the lockdown was lifted
  • The launch of Chandrayaan - 3 has been rescheduled 

Jeff Bezos made the announcement in February this year. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The human landing system contract, worth $2.9 billion, was awarded to rival SpaceX
  • The United States is seeking to return to the Moon by 2024 under the Artemis program
  • "This offer is not a deferral, but is an outright permanent waiver", wrote Bezos

.Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
NASA's mission to Jupiter's moon is scheduled for October 2024(Photo Credit: Twitter/ @NASA)

  • NASA has awarded a $178 million contract to SpaceX
  • SpaceX will provide launch services for the mission
  • The mission will investigate Europa, Jupiter's moon

The exoplanet is located outside the solar system. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory discovered the planet
  • The planet belongs to a young star system
  • The star near the planet is just 5.4 million years old

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Chandrayaan-2 was launched to map the variation in the surface composition of the Moon for the presence of water. (Photo Credits: Representational/ NASA)

  • Chandrayaan-2 mission was launched on July 22, 2019
  • It is India's second lunar mission
  • The mission was hampered after its lander crashed, however, the orbiter still remains functional

Alignment of rising sea levels with a lunar cycle to cause rise in floods. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • A NASA study predicts a devastating rise in flood numbers in the 2030s
  • A combination of the Moon's gravitational pull, rising sea levels and climate change to exacerbate flooding
  • Flooding events will occur every day or two in clusters and last for a month or longer

New Delhi, Jun 27 (PTI) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have developed algorithms for drones to help study how fire behaves in space stations, shuttles and satellites.

New Delhi, Jun 27 (PTI) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have developed algorithms for drones to help study how fire behaves in space stations, shuttles and ...

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Strawberry moon is the first full moon on June. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • The Strawberry Moon was first mentioned in the 1930s
  • In India, the full moon night will be called Vat Purnima
  • The Moon is expected to appear full for about three days

.New York, NY, USA
This is not the first time the space agency is crowdsourcing names for its space devices. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@NASA)

  • The mannequin will be a part of Artemis I moon mission
  • The mission is slated to launch this November
  • Social media users have to pick one name among 8 options