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Indian probe leaves Earth's orbit on mission to Moon's south pole

Indian probe leaves Earth's orbit on mission to Moon's south pole

India's Chandrayaan-2 lunar probe exited the Earth's orbit early Wednesday to embark on a journey to the Moon, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

Toyota rockets past Elon Musk to put a lunar vehicle on the moon

Toyota rockets past Elon Musk to put a lunar vehicle on the moon

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is teaming up with the country’s largest carmaker to build a six-wheeled self-driving transporter that can carry two humans for a distance of 10,000 kilometres.

Moon shot: Toyota, Japan space agency plan lunar mission

Moon shot: Toyota, Japan space agency plan lunar mission

Toyota is teaming up with Japan's space agency on a planned mission to the Moon, with the Japanese auto giant expected to develop a lunar rover, officials and local media said Wednesday.

Japanese billionaire revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveller

Japanese billionaire revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveller

Yusaku Maezawa, 42, will be the first lunar traveller since the last US Apollo mission in 1972. He paid an unspecified amount of money for the privilege.

Five planets will shine bright in Qatar sky this month

Five planets will shine bright in Qatar sky this month

The five planets are Uranus, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.

China satellite heralds first mission to dark side of Moon

China satellite heralds first mission to dark side of Moon

China launched on Monday a relay satellite that will allow a rover to communicate with the Earth from the far side of the Moon during an unprecedented mission later this year.

S Korea's Moon says three-way summit with N Korea, US possible

S Korea's Moon says three-way summit with N Korea, US possible

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday a three-way summit with North Korea and the United States is possible and that talks should aim for an end to the nuclear threat on the Korean peninsula.

Celestial shows over Qatar in September

Celestial shows over Qatar in September

These celestial shows provide an opportunity to view the planets and the moon together at the same time, and also act as a guide for amateur astronomers to understand the map of the sky through the month.

Solar eclipse starts on the US West Coast

Solar eclipse starts on the US West Coast

The moon has begun blocking out the sun's rays on the US West Coast, beginning a much-anticipated solar eclipse.

Three planets approaching moon this month

Three planets approaching moon this month

Residents of Qatar and other Arab countries can see three planets close to the moon this month, Qatar Calendar House has said citing astronomical calculations.

South Korea's Moon vows 'new history' after impeachment

South Korea's Moon vows 'new history' after impeachment

The front-runner to succeed South Korea's impeached president Park Geun-Hye on Sunday called for unity as the country writes a ‘new history’, while hundreds gathered outside the home of the ousted leader in a show of support.

Under Trump, the Moon regains interest as possible destination

Under Trump, the Moon regains interest as possible destination

Dismissed by former US president Barack Obama as a place explorers had already seen, the Moon has once again gained interest as a potential destination under Donald Trump's presidency.