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Imtiaz Ali-Ida Ali’s pictures from Antarctica trip are all things dreamy, exotic and father-daughter goals

Not for the faint-hearted: Imtiaz Ali gives fans a glimpse into his life changing travel experience with daughter Ida Ali at the Antarctica, earlier this year and we can’t help but wish for a similar surreal trip to the snow-covered peaks and glaciers in the frozen wilderness of the South Pole
Imtiaz Ali-Ida Ali’s pictures from Antarctica trip are all things dreamy, exotic and father-daughter goals(Instagram/imtiazaliofficial)
Imtiaz Ali-Ida Ali’s pictures from Antarctica trip are all things dreamy, exotic and father-daughter goals(Instagram/imtiazaliofficial)
Updated on Nov 02, 2020 06:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByZarafshan Shiraz

Salty lake and ponds may be bubbling under Mars’ South Pole

Roughly 4 billion years ago, Mars was warm and wet, like Earth. But the red planet eventually morphed into the barren, dry world it remains today.
This image was made available by NASA and shows Mars as it lines up with the Sun and the Earth. Photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope, it was about 55.8 million kilometers (34.6 million miles) from Earth.(AP)
This image was made available by NASA and shows Mars as it lines up with the Sun and the Earth. Photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope, it was about 55.8 million kilometers (34.6 million miles) from Earth.(AP)
Published on Sep 29, 2020 12:18 PM IST
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Cape Canaveral, Florida | ByAssociated Press | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja

Newsmaker: The significance of Christina Koch’s space journey

The American astronaut is back on Earth after 328 days, having set a record for the longest single space flight by a woman
NASA astronaut Christina Koch tries on the Sokol launch and entry suit she was to wear on her returns to Earth.(NASA)
NASA astronaut Christina Koch tries on the Sokol launch and entry suit she was to wear on her returns to Earth.(NASA)
Published on Feb 21, 2020 07:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnonna Dutt

5 myths associated with solar eclipse busted by scientists

India is witnessing the annular solar eclipse, the last one of the year.
Partial solar eclipse seen from Nehru Planetarium in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Partial solar eclipse seen from Nehru Planetarium in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2019 11:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

What happened to Chandrayaan 2 lander? Nasa may offer clues

The lander might have been located but there are no pictures of it yet. That may all change in the next week when Nasa’s Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter passes over the part of the lunar surface where Vikram lander might be found.
Indian Space Research Organisation is still trying establish communication with the lander of Chandrayaan 2—India’s second mission to the moon.(PTI)
Indian Space Research Organisation is still trying establish communication with the lander of Chandrayaan 2—India’s second mission to the moon.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 01:07 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram spotted, but no link yet

ISRO chief Sivan said the lunar orbiter, going around the moon at an altitude of 100km, took a thermal image of the lander on the moon’s surface and that Isro was trying to re-establish communication with it.
Without any communication, even if the lander and the rover, Pragyan, are intact, they will not be able to transmit any scientific data back to Earth. (Photo @isro)
Without any communication, even if the lander and the rover, Pragyan, are intact, they will not be able to transmit any scientific data back to Earth. (Photo @isro)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 07:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByAnonna Dutt

United States lauds ISRO, says ‘space is hard’ work

ISRO and NASA have a growing list of issues of cooperation, getting a boost from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2014 meeting with President Barack Obama.
India’s second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2 lifted off onboard the launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on July 22.(PTI PHOTO.)
India’s second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2 lifted off onboard the launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on July 22.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 08:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Time to learn from the mistake and move on

The final moments of the mission, scientists had forecast, would be 15 minutes of terror.
After making clinical progress towards its goal in the first 12 minutes, the mission foundered, proving the scientists right.(HT image)
After making clinical progress towards its goal in the first 12 minutes, the mission foundered, proving the scientists right.(HT image)
Published on Sep 08, 2019 01:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAjey Lele

Narendra Modi praises Isro scientists, says ‘we came close’

Though the ISRO is still analysing the data, the lander may have travelled at a faster pace than planned after it lost contact with the station.
The last 15 minutes of the lunar mission, which had covered 380,000 km were often described as being the most tricky in the mission.(HT image)
The last 15 minutes of the lunar mission, which had covered 380,000 km were often described as being the most tricky in the mission.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 12:35 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutt

Vikram lander falls silent 2.1 km from Moon

The orbiter will, however, continue to revolve around the moon and collect significant scientific information on the lunar terrain, elements present on the moon, and the exosphere, the thin layer of atmosphere around the moon.
The last 15 minutes of the mission, in which the lander attempts to guide itself with the help of its own propulsion system, had been described by Sivan earlier as “15 minutes of terror”.(HT image)
The last 15 minutes of the mission, in which the lander attempts to guide itself with the help of its own propulsion system, had been described by Sivan earlier as “15 minutes of terror”.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 11:54 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutt

From ‘all is not lost’ to ‘engineering prowess’, foreign media’s mixed reactions to Chandrayaan-2

The New York Times lauded India’s “engineering prowess and decades of space development”.
American magazine Wired said the Chandrayaan-2 programme was India’s “most ambitious” space mission yet.(HT image)
American magazine Wired said the Chandrayaan-2 programme was India’s “most ambitious” space mission yet.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 09:33 PM IST
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Washington/London | ByPress Trust of India

‘95% of Chandrayaan-2 intact as orbiter flying around moon’: Isro official

With a mission life of one year, the Orbiter can take several pictures of the moon and send it to the ISRO. The Orbiter can also take pictures of the lander to know its status, the space agency official said.
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** Bengaluru: Live telecast of soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. As declared by ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan, the connection with Vikram lander was lost and resumption of communications is awaited.(PTI)
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** Bengaluru: Live telecast of soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. As declared by ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan, the connection with Vikram lander was lost and resumption of communications is awaited.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 04:09 PM IST
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Chennai | ByIndo Asian News Service

Communications from lander Vikram lost: ISRO

ISRO Chairman K Sivan was seen engaged in intense discussions with some scientists. Soon he announced that the Vikram lander descent was as planned and normal performance observed upto altitude of 2.1 km.
Suspense hangs over the fate of India’s first moon lander Vikram as the communication link seems to be broken just before the final touchdown. Handout via REUTERS
Suspense hangs over the fate of India’s first moon lander Vikram as the communication link seems to be broken just before the final touchdown. Handout via REUTERS
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 03:01 AM IST
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Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India

Chandrayaan 2: Lander Vikram was tantalizingly close to the moon’s surface, and then…

Chandrayaan 2 covered the distance of 384,400 kms to the moon in the 48 days since the launch on july 22, with scientists meticulously performing 15 complex planned manoeuvres to guide it to its destination.
Officials watch live telecast of the soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface as it starts 'fine breaking' at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC), in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.(PTI)
Officials watch live telecast of the soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface as it starts 'fine breaking' at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC), in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 06:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutt

How Chandrayaan 2 is different from 19 moon missions

Chandrayaan 2 will attempt a soft landing at 1.55 am on September 7. A successful landing will make India the fourth country to land on the Moon, and the first to do so near the South Pole.
First view of the moon shot on LI4 Camera by Chandrayaan-2.(ANI file photo)
First view of the moon shot on LI4 Camera by Chandrayaan-2.(ANI file photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 01:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

India’s moon mission: Preparing a pitstop for Mars

The Vikram lander of Chandrayaan 2, or Moon Chariot 2, is due to land in the lunar South Pole region, a region the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) says is “completely unexplored”.
The area also has craters that are “cold traps”, and which would contain a record of the early solar system.(HT image)
The area also has craters that are “cold traps”, and which would contain a record of the early solar system.(HT image)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 02:58 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAgence France-Presse

‘15 mins of terror’, says ISRO chief on Chandrayaan 2 moon landing

At 1:40 am on Saturday, scientists will initiate complex manoeuvres lasting 15 minutes that, if successful, will make India the first to land near the South Pole of Moon.
ISRO chairperson K Sivan(PTI photo)
ISRO chairperson K Sivan(PTI photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 08:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutt

Chandrayaan 2 launch rescheduled to July 22

The new launch timing, however, will leave no margin for error due to a shorter window period, according to a senior official from the space agency who asked not to be named.
The July 22 launch will be just two days after the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon and Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to walk its surface on July 20, 1969.(HT Photo)
The July 22 launch will be just two days after the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon and Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to walk its surface on July 20, 1969.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 11:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutt

India holds bright spot as ISRO eyes dark side of the Moon

Chandrayaan 2 Launch Mission: The lift-off of the three-component spacecraft weighing 3,850 kg and comprising an orbiter, the lander and the rover has been scheduled for 2.51 AM from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) here.
Sriharikota: In this picture released by ISRO Thursday, July 11, 2019, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk 3) or 'Bahubali' is seen at the second launch pad ahead of the launch of Chandrayaan-2, in Sriharikota.(PTI)
Sriharikota: In this picture released by ISRO Thursday, July 11, 2019, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk 3) or 'Bahubali' is seen at the second launch pad ahead of the launch of Chandrayaan-2, in Sriharikota.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 14, 2019 01:34 PM IST
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Sriharikota | ByPress Trust of India

Chinese spacecraft discovers secrets of Moon’s dark side

In January, the Chinese spacecraft Chang’e-4 -- named after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology -- became the first ever craft to touch down on the far side of the lunar surface.
Scientists on Wednesday said they could be a step closer to solving the riddle behind the Moon’s formation, unveiling the most detailed survey yet of the far side of Earth’s satellite.(AFP)
Scientists on Wednesday said they could be a step closer to solving the riddle behind the Moon’s formation, unveiling the most detailed survey yet of the far side of Earth’s satellite.(AFP)
Updated on May 16, 2019 02:43 PM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

UP cadre IPS Aparna Kumar to be the first serving officer to reach south pole

Mother of two, Aparna has already become the first officer of the All India Services to have successfully scaled Antarctica’s highest peak Mount Vinson Massif in 2016 and then climbed Mount Manaslu in the west-central part of Nepal in 2017.
IPS Aparna Kumar(HT Photo)
IPS Aparna Kumar(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 03, 2019 12:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent, Lucknow:

US explorer Colin O’Brady becomes first person to complete solo trek across Antarctica

Colin O’Brady said he made the decision over breakfast to finish his journey in one continuous push.
Colin O'Brady, of Portland., Ore., in Antarctica. He has become the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance. O'Brady finished the 932-mile (1,500-kilometer) journey across the continent in 54 days, lugging his supplies on a sled as he skied in bone-chilling temperatures.(AP Photo)
Colin O'Brady, of Portland., Ore., in Antarctica. He has become the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance. O'Brady finished the 932-mile (1,500-kilometer) journey across the continent in 54 days, lugging his supplies on a sled as he skied in bone-chilling temperatures.(AP Photo)
Updated on Dec 27, 2018 09:31 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse
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