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Moon: Earth's natural satellite
The Moon is an astronomical body orbiting Earth as its only natural satellite. It is the fifth-largest satellite in the Solar System, and by far the largest among planetary satellites relative to the size of the planet that it orbits. The Moon is, after Jupiter's satellite Io, the second-densest satellite in the Solar System among those whose densities are known.

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Madurai celebrates Vaikasi Visakam festival with no devotees amid COVID-19 [Video]

Madurai celebrates Vaikasi Visakam festival with no devotees amid COVID-19

Vaikasi Visakam festival was celebrated in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on June 04. The celebration took place at Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple in Madurai. No devotees were allowed at the temple to avoid the..

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Halle Berry joins the cast of 'Moonfall' [Video]

Halle Berry joins the cast of 'Moonfall'

Halle will star alongside Josh Gad in Roland Emmerich's latest movie that focuses on the Moon being on a collision course with Earth.

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Rahul Gandhi extends wishes on Guru Purnima

"Three things that cannot be hidden for long - Sun, Moon, and Truth - Gautam Buddha. Best wishes to all of you on the occasion of Guru Purnima," the Congress leader wrote on the microblogging site..
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Lunar eclipse July 2020: All you need to know penumbral lunar eclipse

After experiencing a spectacular solar eclipse last month, people worldwide will be witnessing a lunar eclipse Saturday night i.e. July 4. However, since this will be a penumbral lunar eclipse it will..
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Watch Solar Eclipse 2020: Here are the Dos and Don'ts to witness the grahan

When Moon comes between the Sun and Earth, the shadow falls on the surface of the Earth. The Sun is entirely covered by the Moon for a brief period. Those places that are engulfed by the dark, dense..
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South Korea's Moon faces crisis in peace bid with North but has few options

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in faces the biggest crisis yet in his bid to foster reconciliation with North Korea, as it lashes out with the destruction of a joint office and rolls back agreements,..
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South Korea's Moon urges North to keep peace deals, return to talks

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea on Monday to refrain from raising tension and return to dialogue, after threats trumpeted by state media in Pyongyang to cut ties and take military..
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South Korea's Moon tells Trump he would accept invitation to G7 summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in told U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday that he would willingly accept the American leader's invitation to join this year's Group of Seven summit, South Korea's..
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South Korea's Moon warns of COVID-19 second wave as cases rebound

South Korea warned of a second wave of the new coronavirus on Sunday as infections rebounded to a one-month high, just as the authorities were starting to ease some pandemic restrictions.
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South Korea's coronavirus battle propels Moon's party to election win

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's ruling party won an absolute majority in parliamentary elections, results on Thursday showed, a landslide victory propelled by successes in the country's efforts to..
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South Korea's coronavirus crackdown a boon for Moon ahead of polls

South Korea's fierce battle against the coronavirus has turned the pandemic into an unlikely boon for President Moon Jae-in and his ruling party as campaign season kicks off on Thursday ahead of..
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South Korea's Moon expresses 'growing confidence' in overcoming coronavirus outbreak

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Monday he was increasingly confident the country would overcome the coronavirus as the rate of new infections continued to drop, although authorities noted..
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South Korea's Moon sees 'stable phase' near in coronavirus fight

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in expressed guarded hope for the country's fight against the coronavirus on Monday, saying an ongoing downward trend in new infections could lead to a phase of..
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South Korea's Moon says situation 'very grave' as mass virus tests get going

South Korean health authorities aim to test more than 200,000 members of a church at the center of a surge of new coronavirus cases as President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the situation was "very..
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South Korea's Moon flags steps for virus-hit economy, boosting rate cut expectations

South Korea President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the government should make an all-out effort to cushion the economic impact from China's coronavrius outbreak, boosting expectations of further..
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South Korea's Moon urges calm amid protests over virus quarantine sites

President Moon Jae-in urged South Koreans not to give in to fear on Thursday, as the government prepared to evacuate the first of about 700 citizens from the epicenter of a new coronavirus epidemic in..
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'Space Brick'for future Moon habitats developed


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Inter-Korean projects could help ease sanctions on North: South Korea's Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday it was too early to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, and that inter-Korean..
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South Korea could pursue projects with North Korea despite sanctions: Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that it was too early to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, and that inter-Korean cooperation..
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North Korea remains open to dialogue with U.S.: South Korea's Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday there was no need to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, adding Pyongyang has not yet..
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Indian-American among Nasa's new astronauts; all set to conquer Moon, Mars

Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari, an Indian-American US Air Force colonel, is among 11 new Nasa graduates who have successfully completed their over two years' of basic astronaut training and are all set to be..
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South Korea's Moon cites 'desperate need' for ways to improve ties with North

There is a "desperate need" for practical ways to improve ties with North Korea, the South's President Moon said on Tuesday, adding that he was ready to meet with the reclusive leader in Pyongyang..
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Chandrayaan-3 will be economical, likely to be launched in 2020: MoS Jitendra Singh

In the first confirmation on Chandrayaan-3, Union minister for department of space Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said the second lander mission to Moon will be a "cost-effective mission and most likely be..
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Decade's last solar eclipse witnessed in several parts of India

The solar eclipse, which occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, began at around 8:17 am and will continue till 10:57 am today. It is also being referred to as "ring of fire" and..
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Japan's Abe asks South Korea's Moon to act on row at first meeting for 15 months

Japanese Prime Minister Shinto Abe asked South Korea's president on Tuesday to take steps to resolve a bitter dispute at their first bilateral talks in 15 months, a sign that while the mood is..
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South Korea's Moon, Japan's Abe meet for first time in months as tension lingers

The leaders of Japan and South Korea met for the first time in more than a year on Tuesday and stressed the need to improve ties after the worst period of tension between their countries in decades,..
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South Korea's Moon says stalled talks with U.S. not good for North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that stalled denuclearization talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea were not beneficial for Pyongyang,..
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South Korea's Moon to visit China for trilateral with Japan amid North Korea tension

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit China next week for a trilateral summit with Japan amid rising tension over stalled denuclearization talks between North Korea and the United States,..
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Trump, South Korea's Moon discuss trying to maintain talks with North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a half-hour phone discussion on ways to maintain diplomacy with North Korea, Seoul said on Saturday, as Pyongyang warns of waning..
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Debris of broken Vikram spread around impact site on Moon


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Indian techie, Shanmuga Subramanian helps Nasa find Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander on Moon


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Chennai techie uses Nasa images to find Vikram lander debris, gets credit from US agency

AChennai techie, Shanmuga Subramanian, used lunar images from Nasa's Moon's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured on different dates and studied them for weeks to locate the debris of the lander. He..
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Nasa's LRO camera spots Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram's debris on Moon surface

Analysis of the images taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Camera, released early on December 3 (IST), for the first time, has indicated the debris of Vikram, the Chandrayaan-2 lander..
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Isro milestone: 300 satellites from 33 nations put in space in 20 years

Two months after lunar lander Vikram's failure to softland on Moon, cheer was back at Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Wednesday morning when it successfully launched PSLV-C47 that placed..
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Extra braking caused Vikram to deviate: Govt in LS

In a first official statement on the cause of Chandrayaan-2 lander (Vikram) failing to soft-land on Moon on September 7, the Centre has said that extra braking caused the deviation that eventually led..
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Chandrayaan 3: Second attempt to land on Moon by November 2020

ISRO may attempt another soft landing on the Moon next year.
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Chandrayaan-2 sends new pictures of Moon's surface

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Wednesday released new three-dimensional images from the Moon's surface captured by the Chandrayaan -2. The images of a crater from the lunar surface..
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Top U.S. diplomat says Moon-Abe meeting is 'encouraging sign' for relations

The United States was very encouraged by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan, a top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, as strained ties threatened to undercut three-way security..
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Moon, Abe back dialogue to resolve South Korea-Japan dispute

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Monday suggested high-level talks to resolve a deepening political and trade row with Japan during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Moon's..
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Will put in all efforts to demonstrate soft landing in space, Chandrayaan-2 not end of story: Isro chief K Sivan

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North Korea's Kim sends condolences over deceased mother of South Korea's Moon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent condolences over the passing of the mother of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Moon's office said on Thursday, despite Pyongyang's aloofness and frosty..
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Chandrayaan 2's orbiter observes solar flares, will help understand Sun better

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Isro has not given up efforts to regain link with lander

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