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Unique exoplanets, moonquakes, underground lakes on Mars — the big space stories of 2019

China’s historic moon landing, detection of First Radio Bursts from outer space & interstellar visitors were other big stories from the world of space.
This image shows the Vikram lander impact point and associated debris field. Blue areas indicate soil that has been disturbed and green dots indicate bits of the space craft. ’S’ indicates the debris identified by Subramanian. | NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University

Aided by Indian techie, NASA finds crashed Vikram lander on the Moon

NASA has acknowledged it was able to identify the impact site and debris of Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander after a tip from Chennai-based engineer Shanmuga Subramanian.
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2 months on, govt confirms Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander made ‘hard landing’ on lunar surface

Vikram hard landed within 500 m of the designated landing site, MoS in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh says in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.
A shot of Chandrayaan (Representational Image) | @isro | Twitter

ISRO plans second attempt at soft landing on Moon for November 2020

A senior ISRO official said the space agency was considering a Chandrayaan-3 mission and has tasked a committee with drawing up a report for the same by year end.
Lunar surface. | Photo: ISRO/Twitter

Discovery of water on moon: What India’s first Chandrayaan mission achieved a decade ago

Inserted into lunar orbit on 8 November 2008, Chandrayaan-1 was instrumental in discovering water on the moon, and had a brief tiff with NASA over this.
India had suffered a setback in its lunar exploration ambitions when ISRO lost touch with the Vikram lander | ISRO

ISRO releases first illuminated images of moon taken by Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter

ISRO has released details of data captured by two payloads — an infrared imager and a solar x-ray monitor.

ISRO not giving up on Vikram lander yet, efforts to reestablish communication still on

ISRO had suspended search operations 10 days ago when the lunar night began. The space agency lost contact seconds before Vikram Lander was scheduled to land on the moon.
ISRO's official update had retweeted this image of Vikram lander, which was tweeted by an unverified account | Twitter

All you want to know about the future of crashed Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram

The lunar night has officially begun over the Vikram landing spot. Here's what’s next with the orbiter, NASA’s camera, and ISRO.
ISRO Chairman K Sivan

India will send man to space by December 2021: ISRO chairman

K. Sivan says all technologies of the Chandrayaan-2 mission have proved accurate except for the soft landing.
India had suffered a setback in its lunar exploration ambitions when ISRO lost touch with the Vikram lander | ISRO

Vikram lander dies today, but here’s how ISRO can ensure Chandrayaan-3 lives on

ISRO’s ambitious Vikram lander will die today as the lunar night sets in, two weeks after it went off the radar minutes before touchdown.

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Dear Binod, thank you for saving 2020 from being a total washout

It all began when the YouTube channel Slayy Point explored the internet’s garbage dump, ie YouTube’s comments section, and chanced upon a diamond in the trash.
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Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.

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7 big-ticket ‘Make in India’ defence projects that have failed to get off the ground

Projects like fighter aircraft for the IAF, submarines and choppers for the Navy and assault rifles for all armed forces have been stuck for years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.