Artemis I.

Artemis I Successfully Launched

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December 2, 2022

Artemis I Successfully Launched to the Moon

NASA successfully launched the lunar-orbiting mission rocket Artemis 1 to the Moon on November 16, 2022. Artemis I is an uncrewed mission flight currently underway. Its Orion spacecraft will re-enter the Earth orbit and will splash down in the Pacific Ocean after a 26- to 42-day research mission. This mission will be followed by a crewed lunar flyby by the Artemis 2 mission, and a crewed lunar landing by the Artemis 3 mission.

Through future Artemis missions, NASA will also land the first woman and non-white person on the moon. Artemis missions are also expected to be used to establish a permanent settlement on the Moon and send astronauts to Mars in the future.

Image credit: NASA/Artemis1
Image credit: NASA/Artemis1
Image credit: NASA/Artemis1
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Perseids meteor shower

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Sri Lanka Planetarium.

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December 2, 2022

Perseids meteor shower

The Perseids meteor shower is the one of the best meteor showers to observe will be active from 17 July to 24 August, producing up to 100 meteors per hour at its peak activity at around 01:00 a.m. (+05.30GMT) on 13 August 2022.

Perseids best displays might be seen on 13 August above your north east horizon in the constellation of Perseus.

This celestial event is visible to the naked eye.