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China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander successfully lands on the Moon

China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander successfully lands on the Moon The lander-ascender combination of the spacecraft separated from its orbiter-returner combination at 4:40 a.m. Monday (Beijing Time), according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA). Mons Rümker is a volcanic plain estimated to be roughly 1.2 billion years old - significantly younger than the other parts of the moon from which samples have been taken in the past. [Full Article...]

China successfully lands spacecraft on moon's surface

China successfully lands spacecraft on moon's surface The lander vehicle that touched down on the moon's surface was one of several spacecraft deployed by the Chang'e-5 probe. Afterward, it will adjust the altitude and inclination of its orbit around the moon. State broadcaster CCTV showed on Tuesday animated sequences of the Chang'e-5 spacecraft and the projected scenario for landing on the moon. The samples would be transferred to a return capsul... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Crew Dragon with two NASA astronauts docks with International Space Station

At the 12-minute mark, the Dragon capsule separated from the second stage as it reached orbiting altitude. The mission, named Demo-2, marks the first time Nasa has launched astronauts from U.S. According to UKMail , there was a 50 percent chance Falcon 9 would not take off due to ominous clouds and lightning risks, but the weather cleared with just 45 minutes left on the clock countdown. [Full Article...]

Time To Watch The June 2020 Strawberry Full Moon In Florida

NASA said the next full moon Friday afternoon will create a Strawberry Moon . Most years, there are 12 full moons with one each month. For Hindus, the June full Moon corresponds with Vat Purnima. The June full moon is popularly called Strawberry Moon along with other names such as Honey Moon, the Mead Moon, and Rose Moon. Others report that the name comes from the color of the full Moon thi... [Full Article...]

Lunar eclipse will darken Full Beaver moon on Monday

Lunar eclipse will darken Full Beaver moon on Monday While it's not as dramatic as a full lunar eclipse, experts say it could be visible to sky watchers here in New Jersey and in other areas of North America. As noted, tomorrow's lunar eclipse is a penumbral one . In the upcoming lunar eclipse, the Sutak period will not be valid because it is a "Upachhaya" eclipse. [Full Article...]

First astronaut launch from U.S. soil in nearly a decade

First astronaut launch from U.S. soil in nearly a decade However, the timing might change based on weather conditions. If Wednesday's launch is canceled for any reason, the backup dates are May 30 and May 31. While SpaceX has witnessed great success and is inches away from honouring its pledge, Boeing seems to be running into one problem after another, the unpleasant test flight of the CST-100 Starliner vehicle being the latest. [Full Article...]

Earth is 2,000 light-years closer to supermassive black hole Sagittarius A

Earth is 2,000 light-years closer to supermassive black hole Sagittarius A And distances are important - they help determine the internal brightness of our objects. It is actually much further away, which means that the explosion was much brighter and more energetic, and requires a new interpretation, as previous analyzes were performed on the assumption that it was relatively low-energy. [Full Article...]

Lunar eclipse coming Sunday night, though hard to see

Lunar eclipse coming Sunday night, though hard to see Why is the November full moon known ass the "Beaver Moon"? "This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs", the publication says. After this comes the most intense part of the eclipse, when a part of the moon appears to be shrouded in charcoal grey hue. The celestial event will not be visible in India as the Moon will be below the horiz... [Full Article...]


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