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2008-12-17 08:45:00

A Google backed initiative to land a privately operated spacecraft on the moon and transmit back to Earth, announced two international teams that will be competing for a $30 million prize.

2008-08-23 00:00:11

By Srinivas Laxman MUMBAI: Preparing to its first unmanned mission to moon, Chandrayaan-1, between October and December, India joined seven other nations to team up with Nasa for the future exploration of earth's only satellite.

2008-08-19 09:00:56

Partial elipse to test China's lunar probe TIANJIN, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- China's first lunar probe satellite, Chang'e 1, will have its solar energy supply tested on Sunday, when the earth eclipses the sun.

2008-08-19 09:00:00

China's solar-powered lunar probe satellite Chang'e 1 stood the test of a partial eclipse on Sunday as scientists altered its orbit and temporarily turning off some facilities.

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2008-07-31 11:15:00

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, also known as LRO, has completed the first round of environmental testing at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

2008-06-24 02:29:15

The U.S. space agency issued a reminder Monday that the deadline for submitting names to be taken to the moon is approaching.

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2008-05-23 10:20:00

A new NASA mission named GRAIL aims to map the moon's quirky gravity field and thus pave the way for future exploration.

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2008-05-01 16:30:00

NASA invites people of all ages to join the lunar exploration journey with an opportunity to send their names to the moon aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, spacecraft.

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2008-04-18 00:10:00

A team of researchers with the European Space Agency has proven that marigolds are able to grow out of crushed rock similar in composure to the surface of the moon.

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2008-03-12 09:35:00

A Japanese space probe named Selene, or Kaguya in Japanese, has sent back breathtaking high-definition video of the Moon’s surface.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.