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NASA Confirms Chandrayan’s Discovery of Water on Moon

Moon Impact Probe

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New Delhi, Feb 17, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB-India) The discovery of water on moon was till recently attributed to NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper, M3 on board India’s Chandrayan space craft. It was claimed that the  instrument detected water on moon’s polar region on 14 November 2008 while the space craft was rotating the earth’s natural satellite in a 100 kilo meter circular orbit. In an important development that wrong was set right on February 12, 2011 when the American Astronomical Society announced that the NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST) had confirmed the discovery of water on moon by the Indian built Moon Impact Probe (MIP) on board Chandrayan. The MIP, a 34 kg box shaped object carried the Chandra Altitudinal Composition Explorer, CHANCE which had three devices,  a video imaging instrument, a radar altimeter and a mass spectrometer. While the video imaging instrument was for taking pictures of the moon’s surface as MIP approached it, the radar altimeter was for measuring the rate of descent of the probe to the lunar surface. The mass spectrometer was for studying the extremely thin lunar atmosphere. It took the MIP 25 minutes after it was detached from the orbiting space craft to reach the moon’s surface. During that time before hard landing on moon’s surface, the MIP radioed all the information to Chandrayan which it instantly recorded in its onboard memory for reading out later. With the MIP’s sending of information to Chandrayan, India’s very first attempt to send a lunar probe was successfully concluded.


Queens, NY, February 16, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) FROG DREAMS, a buddy road trip drama, explores the effects of the current recession on two men. Jim is a coke addicted, fund manager who just lost his job and millions in the recession. Mickey is the man-with-a-van mover Jim hires to help him transport his file boxes to storage in Pennsylvania. The two become unlikely friends and help each other gain a newly-found perspective in their struggle to recover their lives and their manhood.

Watch the trailer online via Washington Bangla Radio.

David O. Russell's THE FIGHTER and Lucy Walker's WASTE LAND congratulated

Santa Monica, CA, February 17, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Congratulations to both “The Fighter”, directed by David O. Russell and the acclaimed documentary, “Waste Land”, directed by Lucy Walker, which have been nominated for the coveted statues.

Nominated for 7 Oscars, and starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, “The Fighter” is about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.

Sarah Jane Dias to debut against Abhishek Bachchan in GAME (Hindi, 2011) Bollywood Film (Exclusive HQ Posters)

Actress Sarah Jane

Bollywood Actress SARAH JANE in Hindi movie GAME

Calcutta, Feb 17, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Watch out for Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2007 winner Sarah Jane coming to Bollywood films as an actress !

Hindi Film Actress SARAH JANENow thats one girl to look out for: Sarah Jane Dias, the debutant actress paired opposite Abhishek Bachchan in the upcoming thriller GAME. Sarah will play the role of Maya in Game.

Sarah is going places even before the release of her debut film. The lissome lass is already romancing Ranbir Kapoor. No, not in a film, but in a Pepsi ad for the upcoming world cup which should be coming out soon.

Sarah stars in Game, a whodunit with twists and turns which also features Abhishek Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Jimmy Shergill, Shahana Goswami, Gauhar Khan, Boman Irani and Anupam Kher. The film, a slick edge-of-the-seat thriller has been directed by Abhinay Deo and has dialogues by Farhan Akhtar.

Great going Sarah, surely the one to watch out for!

Slated for release on 1st April, Excel Entertainments Game will be released by Eros International worldwide.

Here are some more pictures of the beautiful actress-model Sarah Jane via Eros International.

Hot Indian Bollywood Actress Sarah Jane picture

DLF IPL 4 2011 Match Schedule: Dates, Venues, Fixtures: Indian Premiere League Cricket Championship

Calcutta, Feb 17, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The 4th season of the Indian Premiere League (DLF IPL) will commence on April 8, 2011 with last year's champions Chennai Super Kings taking on Kolkata Knight Riders at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

10 teams, including the new entrants Kochi and Sahara Pune Warriors, will play 74 matches at 13 avenues across India over 51 days. A new play-off system has been introduced this year.

Indian Cricket lovers are looking forward to a enjoyable couple of months.

The provisional IPL 2011 match schedule: