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China's unmanned spacecraft lands on moon

China landed an unmanned spacecraft on the moon on Saturday, state media reported, in the first such "soft-landing" since 1976, joining the US and the former Soviet Union in managing to accomplish such a feat. The Chang&

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NASA craft finds plastic ingredient on Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found propylene, a chemical used to make household plastic containers, on Saturn's moon Titan, the space agency said. "This is the first definitive detection of the plastic ingredient on

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NASA robotic spacecraft blasts off to moon

An unmanned Minotaur 5 rocket blasted off from the Virginia coast on Friday to send a small National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) science satellite on its way to the moon, officials said. The Lunar Atmosphere and Du

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Ramadan begins on Wednesday

Saudi Arabia and most other Gulf states will start the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan on July 10 (Wednesday) as the new moon has not been sighted after sunset on Monday in the region, said media reports. Reports from Bahrain, Sau

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First man on moon Armstrong, 82, dies

  US astronaut Neil Armstrong, who took a giant leap for mankind when he became the first person to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said on Saturday.   The family said in a s

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Muslims plan lab on moon

Muslims are planning to land a scientific lab called Mohammed I on the moon by 2013. “The station will be called Mohammed after the Prophet and it is our scientific response for the negative stereotyping against the Prophet,” Radhouane Fak

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US spacecraft crash into moon in search for water

Searching for stocks of water on the moon, Nasa crashed two spacecraft into an eternally dark lunar crater on Friday, hoping to splash ice into the light where instruments could assess it. A two-tonne empty rocket stage hit the dark Cabeus

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Indian mission finds water on moon

India's first lunar mission has found evidence of large quantities of water on its surface, The Times newspaper reported on Thursday. Data from the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft also suggests water is still being formed on the moon, the British

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Spa plans yoga on full moon night

Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah will host the full moon yoga event in Dubai this year, the spa said in a statement. The event will be accompanied by 30 guitarists and 15 drummers at Madinat Jumeirah Beach on April 21, it added. The

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Eid holidays from Dec 19 in Qatar

Eid Al Adha holidays will begin in Qatar on December 19. Employees are to return to work on December 26, according to a circular issued by the Cabinet Secretariat. Eid Al Adha starts on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja of th

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