Moon: News

23 Apr 2024


Asteroid Kamo'oalewa may have originated from Moon, astronomers claim

A team of astronomers led by Yifei Jiao at Tsinghua University has proposed that the near-Earth asteroid Kamo'oalewa, measuring between 130-328 feet in diameter, may have originated from the Moon.

Rare celestial event to shed light on Stonehenge's lunar connection

During an upcoming rare lunar event, a new project is set to investigate the connection between Wiltshire-based pre-historic megalithic structure Stonehenge and the Moon.

13 Apr 2024


NASA's Artemis 2 Orion spacecraft undergoes testing for Moon mission

NASA's upcoming lunar spacecraft, the Artemis 2 Orion, has begun critical testing at the Kennedy Space Center.

03 Apr 2024


US government commissions NASA to create lunar timekeeping system

The White House has tasked NASA with the creation of a unique time reference system for the Moon, dubbed Coordinated Lunar Time (LTC).

23 Mar 2024

Space News

Intuitive Machines gears up for second lunar expedition in 2024

Intuitive Machines, a pioneer in commercial lunar landings, is preparing for its second Moon mission this year.

15 Mar 2024


NASA offers last chance to send your name to Moon

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is providing a unique opportunity for individuals to send their names to the Moon, by its Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER).

15 Feb 2024


Odysseus spacecraft launched by SpaceX blasts off to the Moon

SpaceX made history today by launching the Nova-C lunar lander, "Odysseus," created by private aerospace firm, Intuitive Machines.

14 Feb 2024


China seeks instrument developers for Chang'e 8 Moon mission

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) is inviting domestic entities to develop key instruments for the Chang'e 8 mission. It is set to launch in 2028.

29 Jan 2024


Japan's SLIM Moon lander resumes scientific operations following temporary shutdown

Japan's space agency, JAXA, has shared that its Moon lander, known as "Moon Sniper," is back in action after facing a power issue due to a rough landing.

22 Jan 2024


Japan's SLIM lunar craft successful in sending data to Earth

Japan's Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) has sent back images and other data to Earth, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced.

19 Jan 2024


Japan's 'Moon Sniper' probe aims for precision lunar landing today

Japan is making history as it aims to be the fifth country to land a spacecraft on the Moon, with a groundbreaking precision landing today.

05 Jan 2024


NASA is letting people fly their names to the Moon

NASA is offering a unique opportunity for people around the world to send their names to the Moon aboard the VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) lunar rover and receive a virtual boarding pass.

03 Jan 2024


Gaze up: Noteworthy astronomical events of January 2024

A celestial spectacle for those who enjoy the night sky is promised this January as various astronomical events are set to take place.

30 Dec 2023

Space News

Exciting space missions to look out for in 2024

This year saw several remarkable space missions.

ISRO to send astronaut to Moon by 2040: Somanath

The chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), S Somanath, has shared the organization's ambitious plans for the future.

27 Dec 2023


Japan's SLIM probe to attempt historic Moon landing in January

Japan is preparing for its first-ever lunar landing with the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) probe in January.

22 Dec 2023


2023's last meteor shower peaks tonight: How to watch

The Ursid meteor shower will peak tonight. This will be the last meteor shower we are seeing in 2023 and it will be visible in India.

21 Dec 2023


December's Cold Moon: All about 2023's last full moon

The final full moon of 2023, dubbed the Cold Moon, will light up the night sky on December 26. The Moon will appear full on Christmas, adding a celestial touch to holiday festivities.

20 Dec 2023

Space News

Astrobotic's Peregrine lunar lander to launch on January 8

Astrobotic's Peregrine lunar lander is set to lift off on January 8. The Pittsburgh-based company plans to land the nearly 6.5-foot tall spacecraft on the Moon's surface on February 23.

06 Dec 2023


Japan gears up for first-ever moon landing on January 19

Japan aims to make history with its SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon) spacecraft, which is scheduled to land on the Moon on January 19.

24 Nov 2023


Full 'Beaver Moon' rises on November 27: How to watch

The upcoming "Beaver Moon" on November 27 will light up the night sky as the 12th full moon of the year.

How Chandrayaan-4 will differ from Chandrayaan-3

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has set its sights on the ambitious Chandrayaan-4 mission, following the grand success of Chandrayaan-3.

Lunar Sample Return Mission: What is ISRO's next Moon endeavor

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has set sights on the Lunar Sample Return Mission (LSRM). The ambitious mission aims to gather soil or rock samples from the Moon and return them to Earth.

17 Nov 2023


SpaceX postpones Starship test flight to Saturday: Know why

SpaceX has postponed the second test flight of its colossal Starship rocket to November 18, to replace a component of the rocket.

16 Nov 2023


Chandrayaan-3 rocket's upper stage lands in Pacific Ocean: ISRO

The ISRO reported that the LVM3 M4 launch vehicle's cryogenic upper stage made an unplanned re-entry into Earth's atmosphere at approximately 2:42pm.

03 Nov 2023


November 2023 skywatching guide: Celestial events to look out for

This November, the night sky offers a variety of celestial events for stargazers to enjoy, ranging from meteor showers to breathtaking views of Jupiter and the Beaver Moon.

30 Oct 2023


Jupiter will appear its biggest and brightest this week

This week will be filled with several spectacular stargazing events. Notably, Jupiter will be seen at its brightest and largest when viewed from Earth.

28 Oct 2023


Lunar eclipse graces the sky tonight: When, how to watch

We are in for a spectacular astronomical treat today as a partial lunar eclipse will take place. It will be visible in India.

25 Oct 2023

Lunar Eclipse

Lunar eclipse on October 28-29: Know timings in India

On the night of October 28-29, a partial lunar eclipse will occur and it can be seen from all parts of India.

17 Oct 2023

Narendra Modi

India plans to send astronauts to Moon by 2040 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced ambitious plans for the nation's space program, including the establishment of an Indian space station by 2035 and sending the first Indian astronaut to the Moon by 2040.

09 Oct 2023

Solar Eclipse

Spectacular 'ring of fire' solar eclipse happens on October 14

On October 14, sky enthusiasts will have the chance to witness a stunning celestial event: an annular solar eclipse, which will turn the Sun into a "ring of fire."

05 Oct 2023


Prada to design spacesuits for NASA Artemis 3 astronauts

Axiom Space has collaborated with Italian luxury brand Prada to create spacesuits for NASA's Artemis 3 lunar mission, scheduled for launch in 2025.

03 Oct 2023


Chandrayaan-3's lander performing hop experiment was unplanned, says ISRO official

Chandrayaan-3's Vikram lander performing hop experiment on the Moon was unplanned and went beyond the mission's objectives, Project Director P Veeramuthuvel told India Today.

02 Oct 2023


October skywatching tips: How to view the brightest planets

October will bring a spectacular display of planets in the night sky, perfect for stargazing.

29 Sep 2023


Harvest Moon: Last supermoon of 2023 rises tonight

Get ready, sky-watchers! The last supermoon of 2023, called the full Harvest Moon, will light up the night sky today.

28 Sep 2023


Top Chinese scientist disputes India's Moon landing near south pole

Chandrayaan-3 scripted history on August 23, becoming the first mission to ever land near the Moon's south pole. However, a top Chinese scientist has questioned India's claims.

15 Sep 2023


Chandrayaan-1 data reveals electrons from Earth form water on Moon

It's been over a decade since Chandrayaan-1, the first mission in ISRO's Chandrayaan program, concluded its operations but the data collected by that expedition is still leading to interesting findings.

11 Sep 2023


Scientists propose setting up 'hypertelescope' on Moon: How it'll work

In a new paper, scientists have proposed a groundbreaking concept called the 'hypertelescope,' which could be built on the Moon's surface to make observations.

07 Sep 2023


How Japan's SLIM lunar mission is different than Chandrayaan-3

Japan has successfully launched its lunar mission, the SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon) from the Tanegashima Space Center.

06 Sep 2023


Japan's SLIM Moon lander to launch tomorrow: Know mission objectives 

Japan is set to launch its SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon) mission. It will aim to soft-land on the Moon, specifically in the vicinity of a small crater named Shioli in the lunar equatorial region.

Chandrayaan-3's Vikram lander completes hop experiment as lunar sunset begins  

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has added another feather to its cap.

ISRO scientist, voice behind launch countdowns, dies of cardiac arrest

N Valarmathi, an Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientist and the voice behind the space agency's rocket launch countdowns, died due to cardiac arrest on Saturday in Chennai, reported WION. She was 64.

01 Sep 2023


Jammu man buys land on Moon; here's how you can

After India's Chandrayaan-3 successfully soft-landed near the Moon's south pole on August 23, a man from Jammu and Kashmir bought land on the lunar surface.

30 Aug 2023


Last Super Blue Moon before 2032 to dazzle sky tonight

A rare celestial event, the Super Blue Moon, is set to grace the sky tonight.