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Gaganyaan: Russia to select, train 4 of 12 Indian astronauts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Vladivostok, Russia from 4 to 6 September, while the framework of cooperation in Gaganyaan as well as other areas of space cooperation will be discussed

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ISRO performs 3rd lunar orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2

ISRO Chairman K Sivan has said the proposed soft-landing on the Moon is going to be a “terrifying” moment as it is something ISRO has not done before

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Chandrayaan-2 sends photos of unexplored lunar surface

ISRO aimed at landing Chandrayaan-2 on the moon’s south pole to collect information about the geographical environment of the moon, the mineral elements, the outer layer of its atmosphere and the availability of water

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Chandrayaan-2: Scientists to take up crucial soft landing

In a major milestone for India’s second Moon mission, the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft successfully entered the lunar orbit on Tuesday by performing Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) maneuver

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ISRO chairman: Our hearts skipped a beat

As ISRO scientists started firing Chandrayaan-2’s onboard liquid engine to put the spacecraft in an orbit around the Moon, Sivan said, “our heartbeat increased”

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Second planet of young star in Milky Way discovered

The newly discovered planet, b Pictoris c, completes its orbit roughly every 1,200 days. Like its big sister b Pictoris b, which was discovered by Lagrange and her team in 2009, it is a gassy giant

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Stars in Milky Way discovered by Indian scientists

ARIES director described the finding of the new variable stars, whose luminosity or brightness keeps changing, as a “rare achievement”.

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Water, plenty of it, awaits India’s moon-bound Chandrayaan-2

With this, Chandrayaan-2 began its historic 48-day journey to the south pole of the Moon, where it will begin its quest for water.

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Scientists explain how Chandrayaan-2 will benefit citizens

‘Congratulations to ISRO on a successful launch, which is the first important step in a series of complex steps that will culminate in the soft landing of the lander and rover on the Moon’s surface,’ said Dibyendu Nandi, professor at Kolkata’s Indian Institute of Science Education and Research

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Chandrayaan-2: Why India is landing on moon’s south pole

Chandrayaan-2 aims at reaching that part of the moon which none among the US, USSR and China could to fetch He-3 that is worth millions