Monday, 5 December, 2022
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China’s Chang’e-5 mission sends Moon samples back to Earth — a first since 1976

This is the first lunar material return since 1976, when the former Soviet Union’s Luna 24 returned with samples from the Moon.

Chang’e-5 landing latest feat in China’s big Moon plans that aim for lunar base, human mission

China is among the leading players in the space of lunar exploration. So far, only the former USSR, US, and China have managed to successfully perform soft landings on Moon.

Bacteria could help extract minerals from rocks on Mars and Moon, study says

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Indian Ocean once had world’s most continuously-active volcanic province, find scientists

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

There is water on the Moon trapped in glass, much more accessible than thought, says NASA

Hydration on the Moon was first observed at the lunar South Pole by the Chandrayaan-1 mission in 2008. New findings now observe H2O in sunlit parts.

ISRO’s Mars mission discovers how dust storms expand the red planet’s atmosphere

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Ancient Moon’s magnetic field shielded Earth from solar radiation

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Scientists create the world’s fastest camera that can record UV-range photons in real time

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

UAE plans moon mission for 2024 as it looks to diversify its oil-driven economy

Emirates Lunar Mission would be a first in the Arab world and its lunar rover will land in areas that haven’t been explored previously by human missions, says UAE PM.

The Moon is rusting, and that shows how much we still don’t know about it

Earlier this month, researchers published evidence of hematite at the Moon’s higher latitudes — an oxide of iron that turns red when it begins to rust and gives Mars its rosy colour.

On Camera

YourTurn

Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.