Indian scientists develop sustainable process for making brick-like structures on the moon
The process developed by the IISc and ISRO team uses urea which can be sourced from human urine and lunar soil as raw materials for construction on the moon's surface.
Asteroid over 22 metres in diameter to pass by Earth on September 1: NASA
"Will asteroid 2011 ES4 hit Earth? No! 2011 ES4's close approach is 'close' on an astronomical scale but poses no danger of actually hitting Earth. Planetary defence experts expect it to safely pass by at least 45,000 miles (792,000 football fields) away on Tuesday, September 1," NASA Asteroid Watch tweeted.
Chandrayaan-2 completes a year around Moon, adequate fuel for 7 more years: ISRO
"Though the soft-landing attempt (of the lander carrying the rover) was not successful, the orbiter, which was equipped with eight scientific instruments, was successfully placed in the lunar orbit. The orbiter completed more than 4,400 orbits around the Moon and all the instruments are currently performing well," the Indian Space Research Organisation said.
Chandrayaan-2 captures image of crater on Moon; ISRO names it after Vikram Sarabhai
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh said that as Sarabhai's birth centenary year completed on August 12, this is a thanksgiving tribute to the scientist.
ISRO checking space enthusiast's claim that Chandrayaan-2's rover Pragyan is intact on Moon
Space enthusiast Shanmuga Subramanian, who found the debris of India's moonlander Vikram, said on Saturday that Chandrayaan-2's rover Pragyan seems to be intact on the moon's surface and had rolled out a few metres from the lander.
ISRO's MOM captures image of the biggest moon of Mars
According to ISRO, "the violent phase that Phobos has encountered is seen in the large section gouged out from a past collision (Stickney crater) and bouncing ejecta." "Stickney, the largest crater on Phobos along with the other craters (Shklovsky, Roche & Grildrig) are also seen in this image," it said.
Chandrayaan-3 launch may take place in early 2021; mission will not have orbiter
"As for Chandrayaan-3, the launch may now take place somewhere in early 2021. Chandrayaan-3 will be a mission repeat of Chandrayaan-2 and will include a Lander and Rover similar to that of Chandrayaan-2, but will not have an orbiter," a statement quoting Singh said.
View: For space buffs, this summer has brought multiple Mars bound space launches
It might seem like a race is on to reach the Red Planet, akin to the race to the Moon in the 1960s.