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#WhatTheFAQ: Black Moon in 2022! We throw some light on this rare celestial phenomenon 

You've heard of a Blue Moon and Blood Moon, but have you heard of a Black Moon? If that sounds rare, here's something even rarer! It's happening at the same time as a solar eclipse. 

Published on 30th April 2022
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What happened on January 8: The day when Elvis, Stephen Hawking and Kim Jong-un were born

While January 7 was when Galileo Galilei discovered his moons, he died on January 8, 1642, owing to high fever. He was 77

Published on 9th January 2022
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What happened on January 7: The day when Russians celebrate Christmas and Galileo discovered his moons

The moons are now called Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. They were believed to be the first celestial objects to  orbit a planet other than the Earth

Published on 7th January 2022
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What The FAQ: If you were tripping over the 'Blood Moon' last night, this fact sheet will make it all the more amazing

The longest lunar eclipse in a millennium is no mean feat. It apparently happens once in a blood moon (pun absolutely intended)

Published on 20th November 2021
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Chang'e-5 samples reveal Moon rocks dating back less than 2 billion years – the youngest we've seen

This new study proves the incredible scientific value of returning samples from other planetary bodies to decode their secrets in laboratories on Earth

Published on 8th October 2021
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How this Hyd professor's film idea made it to the prestigious Asian Project Market

Busan International Film Festival's Asian Project Market has chosen Hyderabad-based Triparna Banerjee's feature film idea Riding on the Moon Boat and the filmmaker is surely off to a great start

Published on 25th August 2021
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Why JNU students are accusing JNUSU, JNUTA of 'lackadaisical' attitude, apathy for large number of dropouts

Responding to the allegations put forward by the BAPSA, JNUSU Vice-President Saket Moon said that it isn't a reasonable assessment at all

Published on 21st April 2021
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Here's from the diaries of a 21-year-old, her experiences in participating in the Republic Day parade 2021

Though Republic Day is far, far behind us, youngster Namratha Rao is still over the moon to be one of the 200 enthusiasts to be selected for the parade and to be able to take her passion forward 

Published on 31st March 2021
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Why picking the right location for Artemis base camp on Moon is a challenge for NASA

American astronauts in 2024 will take their first steps near the Moon's South Pole: the land of extreme light, extreme darkness, and frozen water

Published on 28th January 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: When mankind sent a probe to Saturn's moon Titan and it landed successfully!

In today's #TBT, we talk about The Huygens Probe which successfully landed on Saturn's moon Titan and the information it relayed back is still being analysed and studied by scientists. Read on...
 

Published on 14th January 2021
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Researchers identify over 109,000 impact craters on the moon

An international team of researchers has identified over 109,000 previously unrecognised impact craters on the moon using machine learning methods

Published on 26th December 2020
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Rohini Nikekani's latest book is what you need to help your kids learn everything about the Moon

What's the science behind the Moon and the changes in its shape and size? Rohini Nilekani speaks tabout her new book, The Hungry Little Sky Monster, that answers this question

Published on 6th December 2020
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Indian scientists 'make' space bricks for lunar habitation, say ISRO and IISc

The Indian space agency launched 2 unmanned missions to the moon in 2008 and 2019 as part of its inter-planetary exploration to study the moon, though it failed to land on the surface

Published on 17th August 2020
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Kashmiri students finding it hard to access study material due to gag on high speed net since abrogation of Article 370

Dr Samoon directed the Directorate School Education Kashmir (DSEK) to engage experts from health department, UNICEF, NIMHANS and career counsellors for counselling and guidance of students

Published on 15th April 2020
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Remember the Bengaluru Moonwalk video? It's now part of a socio-political exhibit at a London varsity

Baadal Nanjundaswamy's Moonwalk video is given prime space in the show called A Passage Through Passages at the Brunei Gallery in SOAS. The video had gone viral and was replicated in Mexico

Published on 27th February 2020

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