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Chandrayaan-1 Begins Moon Mission

by on Oct.14, 2008, under Around the Solar System

Chandrayaan-1 Cutaway

India sends its flag to the lunar surface The Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-1 has begun its two-year-long science mission. On Nov 15, it sent a 30-kilogram impact-probe crashing to the surface of the Moon. The probe, painted on two sides with the Indian flag, reached the Moon’s surface at 20:34 Indian […]

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Sharpest Yet Images of Phobos

by on Jul.30, 2008, under Around the Solar System, Newsflash


Mars Express closed in on the intriguing Martian moon Phobos at 6:49 CEST on Jul. 23, flying past at 3 km/s, only 93 km from the moon. The ESA spacecraft’s fly-bys of the moon have returned its most detailed full-disc images ever, also in 3-D, using the High Resolution Stereo Camera on board. Image credit: […]

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ESA Controllers Wake Rosetta

by on Jul.03, 2008, under Around the Solar System, Newsflash

Spacecraft controllers have just awoken Rosetta from hibernation to prepare for its encounter with asteroid (2867) Steins on September 5, 2008. ESA’s comet chaser will study the relatively rare asteroid as it flies by on its way to comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Read more on the ESA website…

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