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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.
Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter

Chandrayaan-2 mission is not a ‘failure’, plenty of science expected from orbiter

India is anxiously waiting for official confirmation from ISRO on the fate of the Chandrayaan-2 lander, hours after the space agency lost communication with.

Chandrayaan-2 set to begin final descent — indigenous mission hours away from history

Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is ready, Vikram lander has separated, all eyes are on Pragyan rover now. ThePrint details what the mission is expecting on the moon.
Lander of Chandrayaan 2 Vikram

Vikram lander separates from Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, now just days away from moon landing

The Vikram lander is preparing to perform a soft landing, which is expected to take place on 7 September between IST 1:30 am and 2:30 am.
Chandrayaan-2 launch

The four stages Chandrayaan-2 will go through before it lands on the moon

Chandrayaan-2 was initially scheduled to be launched on 15 July, but was called off due to a technical snag in the launch vehicle system.
Chandrayaan-2 launches at Sriharikota

Updates: Chandrayaan-2 injected into Earth’s orbit, ISRO chief says task not done yet

ISRO successfully launched Chandrayaan-2 into space today after a technical glitch forced it to call off the event last week.

Trump ‘exposes’ himself as a fraud as Iran muddles the waters in the Gulf

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

We could have misheard Neil Armstrong’s famous first words on the moon

Neil Armstrong probably didn’t realise his first words could also help us better understand how humans communicate.
Buzz Aldrin NASA

Apollo 11 made us believe we could do anything – that will be our downfall

Spectacular successes breed complacency. The moon landings reinforced belief that technology will always be able to solve our problems.
Buzz Aldrin

50 years of Apollo 11 moon mission – how desperately the world needed it

The Apollo 11 mission was the true first impression of man to set foot on another celestial body, as the television flashed “Armstrong on the moon!”

On Camera

Hospital staff is seen outside the Special Isolation Ward at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai

Your coronavirus nightmares are good for you. They’ll help prepare for scary times

If your dreams are dark, it’s just the mind’s way of coping. Dreaming about the precise problem you’re trying to solve may be especially helpful.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.