Understanding of the lunar surface has potentially reached its zenith in 2019 with many nations keenly focusing on the Moon. Last week, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released very high spatial resolution images of the Moon taken from the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter. The US space agency, NASA has also released a visual dataset of the Moon.
A revolutionary mission to explore Saturn s largest moon This Word Means: Saturn s rings Saturn could lose its rings sooner than astronomers expected This artist;s concept of a lake at the north pole of Saturn;s moon Titan illustrates raised rims and rampartlike features such as those seen by NASA;s Cassini spacecraft around the moon;s Winnipeg Lacus. (Image source: NASA JPL Caltech) Titan, which is one of the biggest moons of Saturn, has some lakes which are filled with liquid methane. These lakes are surrounded by steep rims that go up to hundreds of feet high. A recently published report by scientists using the radar data from NASA;s Cassini spacecraft suggests that explosions of warming nitrogen created the basins in Titan;s crust.Apart from the Earth, Titan is the only planetary body in our solar system which is known to have liquid on its surface. But unlike our planet, scientists believe that hydrocarbons such as methane and ethane, which are thought of as gases are available in the liquid state in Titan 's extremely cold climate.
In 2013, India sent an exploration satellite to Mars. In 2017, it obtained the record number of satellites positioned in orbit in a single take off. And on July 22nd, 2019, it began their most ambitious mission to date: to transport and land a probe at the Moon;s south pole. The next goal of ISRO is to send a human to space between December 2021 and January 2022, in what will be the first human crewed mission for the country. If it achieves its goal, India will become the fourth country in the world to achieve this feat.However, this is going to be difficult, and there is a great division in opinions regarding the chances of success. However, the least clear issue by ISRO is one of the interplanetary travels. Due to the absence of specific dates for sending crewed missions, these do not appear to be very advanced. Therefore, there is a risk that the 2021 2022 launch will end up being a mere show for Prime Minister Modi to boast himself in front of his followers, rather than the start of a long term programme. At the same time, many people in India remain critical of the space programme, questioning government spending.
Jeff Bezos backed Blue Origin will work with NASA on developing a navigation system for ;safe and precise landing at a range of locations on the Moon; in one undertaking, and also on readying a fuel cell based power system for its Blue Moon lander, revealed earlier this year. The final design spec will provide a power source that can last through the lunar night, or up to two weeks without sunlight in some locations. It;ll also be working on further developing engine nozzles for rockets with liquid propellant that would be well suited for lunar lander vehicles.SpaceX will be working on technology that will help move rocket propellant around safely from vehicle to vehicle in orbit, a necessary step to building out its Starship reusable rocket and spacecraft system. The Elon Musk led private space company will also be working with Kennedy Space Center on refining its vertical landing capabilities to adapt it to work with large rockets on the Moon, where lunar regolith (aka Moon dust) and the low gravity, zero atmosphere environment can complicate the effects of controlled descents.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), which is India;s equivalent of NASA, confirmed the successful launch of the spacecraft as the nation inches closer to becoming only the fourth country after the United States, China and Russia to land a spacecraft on the Moon. Chandrayaan 2 aims to land on a plain surface that covers the ground between two of the Moon;s craters, Simpelius N and Manzinus C.If successful, India will also become the first country to achieve a soft, controlled landing close to the Moon 's south pole. The launch today which comes exactly 50 years since American astronauts walked on the Moon could further cement India 's position in the global space race.
India to have its own space station: ISRO Chandrayaan 2 Explained: What Moon can hold for India NASA to launch twin satellites to study signal disruption from space The crater itself is oval shaped, as wide as 2,000 kilometres and several miles deep. Despite its size, it cannot be seen from Earth because it is on the far side of the Moon. (NASA) Scientists have discovered a mysterious large mass of material, hidden beneath the largest lunar crater, that is altering the Moon;s gravitational field.The mass was found under the Moon 's South Pole - Aitken basin, and may contain metal from the asteroid that crashed into the Moon and formed the crater, according to the researchers from Baylor University in the US.
;This is a place where nobody has gone. All the ISRO missions till now to the Moon have landed near the Moon;s equator,; ISRO Chairman K. Sivan was quoted as saying in an interview with English daily The Hindu.The second Moon mission 's launch has been scheduled in mid July onboard a "GSLV MkIII, " with an aim to land on the moon around Sept. 6. "If ISRO manages to successfully execute this, India will be the first country to land a rover on the moon 's south pole, " said the newspaper report.
NASA has published its space exploration roadmap for the next several years, detailing efforts that will transition human space based activities from low Earth orbit towards the moon, Mars and beyond.The roadmap, referred to as the National Space Exploration Campaign, has five strategic goals, namely: the maturation of commercial LEO spaceflight; the installation of space facilities - such as the Gateway lunar orbital station - that will facilitate missions to the surface of the moon; robotic missions to the lunar surface; manned lunar missions; and the testing and evaluation of technologies that would eventually allow for manned missions to the rest of the solar system.
Cat Deeley announced this week that she is 'over the moon; to reveal she is expecting her second baby.The 41 year old TV presenter told fans on her Twitter on Saturday 13 January that she and husband Patrick Kielty, 46, are expecting a little sproglett in the spring.
Mumbai, July 30: India will witness the launch of two lunar missions early next year by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). ISRO will launch its Chandrayaan 2 mission which is an advanced version of its previous 2018 mission with the objective of a deeper lunar surface probe, and another mission by Team Indus, a group of space enthusiasts who want to unfurl the Tricolour on the moon;s surface as a part of a global lunar competition.The Team Indus consists of mostly young engineers. It is led by IIT Delhi alumnus Rahul Narayan. They are planning the mission as a part of a global contest. This will help them win $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE. It stipulates the rover of a competing team and has to move 500 meters on the moon 's surface. Those in the competition should also be able to beam back high definition images back to Earth.
As the awaited supermoon took place, a seasoned UFO enthusiast has claimed that he has spotted a seemingly UFO caught on cam while he was trying to take a video of the said lunar phenomenon. The said footage was said to have been recorded from the skies of Arizona and in Vietnam. Consequently, after the video was released, it was found that Scott C Waring, editor of UFO Sightings Daily has linked the video on his website.