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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.
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.
Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter

Chandrayaan-2 orbiter still healthy, intact, functioning normally: ISRO official

The Chandrayaan-2 comprises of an orbiter, a lander 'Vikram' and rover 'Pragyan'.
A view from inside the mission control centre at ISRO | Twitter

ISRO loses communication with Vikram lander minutes before Chandrayaan-2’s moon landing

ISRO chairman K. Sivan announced that ground control had lost communication with Vikram lander and data is being analysed.
India’s second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2 lifts off | PTI

‘Great travelling with you’: Orbiter, lander, rover exchange ‘banter’ on ISRO Twitter feed

ISRO wished Vikram and Pragyan as they make their way to the untouched lunar South Pole and uncover its many mysteries.
ISRO Chairman K Sivan displays a model of Chanrayaan 2 orbiter and rover during a press conference in Bengaluru on 20 August. | PTI

ISRO chief K Sivan says things going as per plan for Chandrayaan-2’s soft moon landing

K Sivan said the soft landing of Chadrayaan will be almost like placing a baby on the cradle', and said this stage is causing some anxiety but 'there is no fear'.
Vikram Sarabhai observes a sample collected from moon at display in Delhi

As we await Chandrayaan-2 landing, here’s how Vikram Sarabhai hailed Apollo-11 fifty yrs ago

It was not just the sheer scale or the grandeur of the Apollo-11 mission that fascinated Vikram Sarabhai.
Sisir Kumar Mitra (Inset) and the crater named after him | insa.nic.in

Sisir Kumar Mitra — Indian physicist with a crater named after him on moon

On 26 August, ISRO released a set of pictures in which crater 'Mitra', named after physicist Sisir Kumar Mitra, can be seen.
The launch of Chandrayaan-2 | Twitter

Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters orbit around Moon nearly a month after launch

ISRO said Chandrayaan-2 is days away from its final orbit passing over the lunar poles at a distance of about 100 km from the Moon's surface.
Buzz Aldrin

Building thick houses & eating tomatoes: The unexpected realities of living on the moon

The question is whether we as a society have the stomach for lunar settlement, as well as lunar lettuce, or not.

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.