First tourist trip around the moon to take place in 2018

SpaceX has announced it plans to launch two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year. Two private citizens have paid money to be sent around the moon next year in what would mark the furthest humans have ever traveled to deep space, according to the US tech company. Read also: Facebook’s…

NASRDA Announces Visibility Of Solar Eclipse

The National Space Research and Development Agency says, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in different degrees of totality on Sunday the twenty-sixth of February. The highest degree of obscurity in Nigeria during the natural occurrence is expected to be observed in the Southern part of the country particularly, Port-Harcourt, Uyo and Calabar while…

Team of young students hope to be first to brew beer on the moon

A team of students from the University of California at San Diego are designing a kit that they hope will be the first to brew a batch of beer on the moon. “Team Original Gravity” is one of 25 finalists competing for a ride to the lunar surface. TeamIndus—one of five teams remaining in the…

Google names finalists who’ll go on trip to the moon

Social media giants, Google has announced the names of five finalists who will embark on a trip to the moon. On Tuesday, Google announced that five competitors have signed launch contracts that allows them to launch to the moon by the end of 2017. In 2007, Google launched the Lunar XPrize, a competition that doles…

China planning probe trips to Mars, Moon by 2020

Asian giants, China has set out its space plans for the next five years, including soft landing a probe on the far side of the moon around 2018 and launching its first Mars probe by 2020. China says in a white paper released Tuesday that it is determined to speed up the development of its…

Moon formed from melted bits of earth, researchers say

This is how the planet earth came to be, according to a group of scientists who are researching the formation of the moon; which they say took place around 4.5 billion years ago. when the solar system was still in its infancy, a Mars-sized planet collided with the proto-Earth and blasted our baby planet to…

Sultan announces Sept 12 as Eid el-Kabir day

Sa’ad Abubakar III, sultan of Sokoto and spiritual head of Muslims in Nigeria, has announced September 12 as the Eid-el-Kabir day, the Cable has reported. In a statement released on Saturday by Sambo Junaidu, chairman, advisory committee on religious affairs, Sultanate council of Sokoto, the monarch said his committee in conjunction with the national moon…

Africans watch solar eclipse

Stargazers in south, west and central Africa were treated to a spectacular solar eclipse yesterday with the Moon moving across the Sun to form a “ring of fire”. At the eclipse’s peak, all that was visible was a ring of light encircling the black Moon — but the phenomenon was only fully visible to people…