#Space

.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

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
A massive, new celestial object called 2014 UN271 has been spotted approaching the solar system. (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representative)

  • The massive celestial object will be as close to the Sun as Saturn in the next 10 years
  • 2014 UN271 takes 612,190 years to complete an orbit around the Sun
  • 2014 UN271 measures 100 to 370 kilometers (62 to 230 miles) wide, reports say

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
NASA issued the stamp on June 18 during a ceremony held at Greenbelt Main Post Office. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@nasasolarsystem)

  • NASA posted a picture showing the Sun in different wavelengths
  • The post has received over 40,000 likes on social media
  • The images were issued as stamps by US Postal Service

.Kent, WA, USA
Jeff Bezos is the founder of the space-exploration company Blue Origin, and Amazon. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Earlier in the month, Jeff Bezos said that he and his brother would fly into space on July 20
  • Three days after the announcement, two petitions, calling for Bezos to not return, emerged 
  • “Billionaire's should not exist...on earth", said the description of one of the petitions 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
There have been 240 ISS spacewalks as astronauts carry out the work of assembling and maintaining. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @NASA)

  • A French and an American astronaut embarked on a spacewalk on Sunday
  • They installed new solar panels to boost power supplies to the International Space Station
  • This was the fourth time the two astronauts had ventured into space together

.Houston, TX, USA
Hubble Space telescope is down. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

  • The US space agency said that the problem arose when a  payload computer stopped working
  • An attempt to restart it on Monday failed
  • The technology for the payload computer dates back to the 1980s

.Beijing, China
The first crew for China's new space station was launched on Thursday. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • The astronauts blasted off on a Long March-2F rocket from Jiuquan launch centre
  • Their craft docked around seven hours later at the Tiangong station
  • State broadcaster CCTV showed a live feed from inside the spacecraft during the journey

.Beijing, China
(Photo credit: AFP)

  • The rocket carrying three astronauts lifted off at 9:22 AM local time
  • The rocket took off from the Jiuquan launch centre
  • It is China's longest crewed mission till today

.Beijing, China
The first crew for China's new space station are set to blast off this week. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • The mission is China's first crewed spaceflight in nearly five years
  • The mission will lift off from a base in northwest China's Gobi desert on Thursday
  • It's a matter of prestige for China as the Communist Party will mark its 100th birthday on July 1

.Kent, Washington, USA
Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos and his brother Mark would take a place on board the company's New Shepard launch vehicle on July 20 (Photo credit: Instagram/@blueorigin)

  • Blue origin auctioned on Saturday for a trip to space 
  • An unnamed bidder paid $28 for a seat alongside Jeff Bezos
  • Bidding had reached $4.8 million by Thursday but shot up in the final live auction